A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices the face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in Auschwitz during the war, but she has actually saved a woman's life. Her vision is shown and then the actual events.
The last film of talented Polish director Andrzej Munk who was tragically killed during the making of project, Passenger picked up Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and won the Special Award at Cannes.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: Polish ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Passenger has been called 'one of the most audacious fictions ever made about the Holocaust'. Director Munk died in a car crash, aged just 39, in the middle of filming. His friend, Witold Lesiewicz, and his colleagues decided to complete the film to what they believed were Munk's intentions and assembled it using the existing footage, Munk's still photographs and a voice-over narration. Finally released in 1964, the film won main awards at Cannes and Venice and has been described by those who have seen it as an unfinished masterpiece. Unseen for far too long, this is the first-ever DVD release of this unique film anywhere in the world. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Venice Film Festival, ...The Passenger (1963) ( Pasazerka )