Celebrated film director Krzysztof Krauze dies
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Krzysztof Krauze, one of Poland’s best known film director, died on Christmas Eve.
Krauze’s death at the age of 61 of prostate cancer was announced by TVP Info, a news channel.
His most famous works included „Dług” („The Debt”), a 1999 film of two law-abiding businesspeople harassed by a gangster who eventually decide to kill their tormentor.
His more recent works included “Plac Zbawiciela” (“The Saviour Square”) of 2005, a brutal portrayal of Warsaw in the post-Communist era.
While these films were seen as manifetoes of social realism, Krauze also focused on offbeat characters, making bios of Nikifor, an illiterate painter who rose from a beggar to a star of the art world late in life (“Moj Nikifor” of 2004) and Papusza, a female poet in Romanyi who celebrated the disappearing culture of Polish gypsies (“Papusza”, 2007). (an)