Pasazerka (1963) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
7.6/ 10 (631 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Zespol Filmowy "Kamera" [pl]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Poland) - 20 September 1963
(France) - May 1964
(Finland) - 15 May 1964
(France) - 28 October 1964
(Belgium) - 20 May 1965

Running Time


attraction, auschwitz, brutality, children, concentration-camp, confession, cruelty, cruise, dog, female-prisoner, female-protagonist, flashback, guard, guilt, holocaust, husband-wife-relationship, inmate, jealousy, jew, nazi, polish, prisoner-of-war, sadism, ship, starving,

Technical Support
LAB:Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych, Lodz, Poland
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Pasazerka (1963) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Bylczynski, Janusz as [Capo] <3>
  2. Krasicki, Andrzej as [Commission Member] <9>
  3. Kreczmar, Jan as [Walter] <10>
  4. Lomnicki, Tadeusz (I) as (voice) (uncredited) [Narrator]
  5. Niwinski, Stanislaw as (uncredited) [Prisoner]
  6. Perzyk, Adam as (uncredited) [Prisoner]
  7. Pietraszkiewicz, Leon as [Lagerkommandant Grabner] <13>
  8. Przedwojewski, Sylwester as (uncredited) [Guard]
  9. Rudzki, Kazimierz as [Commission Member] <14>
  10. Sochnacki, Boguslaw as (uncredited) [German Soldier]
  11. Szymborski, Zdzislaw as [SS-Man] <16>
  12. Walczewski, Marek as [Tadeusz] <17>
  13. Ciepielewska, Anna as [Marta] <2>
  14. Czyzewska, Elzbieta as (uncredited) [Female Prisoner]
  15. Dubielówna, Krzesislawa as <4>
  16. Golebiowska, Anna as [Female Prisoner] <5>
  17. Horawianka, Barbara as [Nurse] <6>
  18. Jaraczówna, Anna as [Capo] <7>
  19. Koscialkowska, Maria as [Guard Inga Weniger] <8>
  20. Malkiewicz, Irena as [Oberaufseherin Madel] <11>
  21. Olszewska, Izabella as <12>
  22. Slaska, Aleksandra as [Liza] <1>
  23. Swaryczewska, Wanda as <15>
  24. Wachowiak, Maria as (uncredited) [Prisoner]
  25. Walkówna, Barbara as [Capo] <18>


  1. Drama
  2. History
  3. War

Full Plot

The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a 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. Polish Cinema Database Plot not found

Movie Certificate

16 (Argentina)
K-16 (Finland)

Music Composers

  1. Baird, Tadeusz


  1. Winiewicz, Krzysztof


Altura Films Inc. [us] - (1970) (USA) (English narration and subtitles)
Hen's Tooth Video [us] - (1997) (USA) (video) (English narration and subtitles)
Second Run [gb] - (2006) (UK) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Dwornik, Zofia


  1. Gawrys, Tamara (production secretary)
  2. Kaminski, Wlodzimierz (I) (completion team member) (as W. Kaminski)
  3. Piotrowski, Andrzej (I) (completion team member) (as Andrzej Jerzy Piotrowski)
  4. Rutkowska, Maria (completion team member)
  5. Tomaszewski, Wladyslaw (completion team member)
  6. Wasilewski, Henryk (completion team member)

Other Titles

  1. Die Passagierin (1963) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  2. La passeggera (1963) (ENG)
    (Italy) (imdb display title)

  3. Passenger (1970) (ENG)

  4. The Passenger (1963) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (literal title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland


- Director 'Andrzej Munk' (qv) died during production. The film was left in an unfinished state, but was later assembled for release, using photo stills and voice-over narration.