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THEY TOOK HIS LOVE AWAY
(ODEBRALI MU MIŁOŚĆ)

dir. Bożena Garus-Hockuba (2008, 56') Poland
in Polish with English subtitles



DIRECTION: Bożena Garus-Hockuba
SCRIPT:
Jan Strękowski, Bożena Garus-Hockuba
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jerzy Sobociński
MUSIC: Kamil Sajewicz
EDITING: Anna Krasowska
SOUND:
Marek Głowiński
PRODUCED: BiS FILM Sp. z o.o. , TV Polonia
PRODUCER: Stanisław Gorący

SYNOPSIS:

The fascinating story of Peter Raina, a Hindu academic who's studies brought him to Poland in 1962 and changed the course of his life. Raina who today is known as an expert on the history of Polish Catholicism, spent his youth absorbing Poland's counter culture, ingratiating himself with the intelligentsia, artists, and political circles who didn't accept the communist regime. During this time he married Barbara, a Polish woman whose love and support kept him in the country furthering his work. However idyllic it seemed, They Took His Love Away looks at the hidden secret Peter's life was founded on. Years after his wife died and Poland's post-communist government declassified certain documents, Peter finds out that his wife was an informant who for years gave information about him to the government. An incredible revelation for a person, this documentary interviews Peter and those who knew his wife and situation, pulling us into the time and context where political intrigue filtered through all human contact.

DIRECTOR:

BOŻENA GARUS-HOCKUBA