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Bride of War

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Synopsis

A true story of love, bravery and endurance. A Welsh guardsman, John Elwyn, is captured in the first year of the Second World War, and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Poland. Young and fearless, he refuses to submit to imprisonment and, driven by a burning desire to be free, he escapes again and again, only to be recaptured each time.





But this is not only a war-time escape story. John falls in love with a beautiful Polish girl, Celinka, and the couple are married in a secret wedding ceremony on Christmas Eve. In the turmoil of war, their happiness cannot last and the two are separated within hours of their marriage. Tragically, Celinka is already fatally ill. Her death binds the young soldier to the Polish cause and he joins the Polish Freedom Fighters and fights alongside his adopted countrymen until he is captured again - only to make one last desperate bid to escape.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Peter Edwards
Producer
Dafydd Huw Williams,
Director of Photography
Ryzard Lenczewski
Principal Cast
Huw Garmon and Anna Wojcikiewicz
Screen Writers
David Joss Buckley, Jacek Kondacki

Genre

Production Company

Lluniau Lliw/4L Productions
Ty Cefn
Rectory Road, Canton
Cardiff
Tel: 01222 255630
Fax: 01222 255631

Sales
Company

Sgrîn
Media Agency for Wales
The Bank
10 Mount Square
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff CF1 6EE
Tel: 01222 333300
Fax: 01222 333320
E Mail: sgrin@sgrinwales.demon.co.uk