Direction : Joanna Grudzinska
Duration : 54 minutes
O.V. polish
S.V. french / english



Warsaw, Poland, end of the Seventies. Following the workers’ revolt against the rise of prices violently repressed by the communist power, a group of opponents create the KOR (Workers’ Defense Committee). Heir to the currents of opposition to the Communist regime since the end of World War II, sponsored by intellectual and moral personalities who had been standing up against social injustices since the Twenties, the KOR tries to break the information monopoly of the State and to set up an autonomous labor organization.

The action of the KOR leads in 1980 to the birth of Solidarnosc, first independent trade union of Eastern Europe.

Three members of the KOR remember and tell us the story of a victory against communist power in Europe.

Data Sheet

  • Direction : Joanna Grudzinska
  • Image : Benoit Dervaux
  • Sound : Jarostaw Bajdowski
  • Editing : Yannick Leroy
  • Mixing : Philippe Baudhuin
  • Production manager : Véronique Marit
  • Associate producer :
    Dérives - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
    Caméra Obscura - Alexandre Dayet


Produced with the help of the "Centre du Cinéma et de la Communauté française de Belgique", the "Télédistributeurs wallons" and the "Région Wallone" and the "Institut du Film Polonais".

With the support of the "Communauté Française Wallonie-Bruxelles", the "Loterie Nationale", the "CNAP" and "Novembre Production".

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