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THE PO​RTRAITIST

One of the most interesting

true stories world

has ever known...

"Auschwitz was the 

manifestation of all

empirical reality"

-Jerzy Nowosielski

A POLISH PHOTOGRAPHER

TRAPPED IN THE HELL

OF AUSCHWITZ

FROM SUFFERING

TO SALVATION

The powerful memoir of a "Geheimnistrager" who faced certain

death to uncover the darkest

secrets of III Reich

The Portraitist is a prison thriller

combining the elemental humanity of

The Shawshank Redemption withthe historical force of Shindler's List

AUSCHWITZ

UNKNOWN

A script from a Polish-American

team based on a award-winning

productions and an international 

cast and crew will guarantee

box office success

 "I was assigned a

camp number 3444"

"We were told that we no

longer have names.

We were not people

but prisoners"

-Wilhelm Brasse

A FATEFUL

  TRIANGLE...

Villy, Ania and the evil

Dr. Joseph Mengele

To re-establish control,

the diabolical

Dr. Mengele takes

advantage of his

power over

Villy and Ania

Villy Brasse was a young artist

imprisoned at auschwitz and forced to be its official documentarian. Amidts the horrors of the death camp Villy bonds together with a spirited cast of fellow prisoners united in a desire to live.

Villy learned how to survive, proving that man can triumph over anything - even himself

Villy is given an unrefusable offer of

being put to work behind the camera

as a "priviledged" slave laborer. He

didn't realize he would be forced to

photograph tens of thousands of

his doomed fellow prisoners. When

Villy falls in love with Anna, the

indentured nurse of Dr. Mengele,

he turns his camera into the ultimate

weapon of witness and justice

In the end, Villy saved more than 40,000

photos - the only surviving evidence of the world's most infamous crime 

against humanity

Based on

multi-award

winning

productions

Sponsors & Partners

Auschwitz

as audiences

have never

seen before

The authors have based their script on

Irek Dobrowolski's award-winning 2005

documentary The Portraitist and

Anna Dobrowolska's 2013 in-depth

documentary novel

The Auschwitz Photographer

Human behavior in extreme conditions

has fascinated audiences for centuries.

Nowhere have conditions been more 

extreme than the infamous Nazi

death-camp system. We have all heard about Auschwitz but few know the 

ruthless organization, the unholy

operation as intimately as Villy

A gripping true story of remarkable

heroism, THE PORTRAITIST will show the persistence of humanity in the

hellscape of Auschwitz I

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