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On the night of August 31, 1939, Dolas, from a platoon reinforcing a train station on the German border, falls asleep in a train car and unknowingly crosses into Germany. The moment he shoots a German, who he thinks is a saboteur, the German invasion of Poland begins, and Dolas is convinced it was his fault. He is taken to Stalag POW camp, the first destination in his odyssey around Europe.

  1. Tadeusz Chmielewski

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kazimierz Sławiński


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  1. Marian Kociniak

    Marian Kociniak

    Franciszek Dolas

  2. Janina Borońska

    Janina Borońska


  3. Adam Cyprian

    Adam Cyprian

    Gulke's Brother

  4. Wirgiliusz Gryń

    Wirgiliusz Gryń

    Józek Kryska

  5. Zdzisław Kuźniar

    Zdzisław Kuźniar

    Dimo Stojadinovic

  6. Józef Łodyński

    Józef Łodyński


  7. Jarosław Skulski

    Jarosław Skulski


  8. Tomasz Zaliwski

    Tomasz Zaliwski

    Yugoslavian Officer

  9. Elżbieta Starostecka

    Elżbieta Starostecka


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How I Unleashed World War II, Part I: The Escape
How I Unleashed World War II, Part I: The Escape

Original Title Jak rozpętałem drugą wojnę światową: Cz. 1 - Ucieczka

Status Released

Original Language Polish

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