A war drama and a poetic tale. The titular Lotna is a beautiful mare accompanying a squadron of Polish uhlans in the 1939 September campaign. One after the other, several officers inherit the horse as we learn their stories – all with a tragic ending written by the enemy forces. A tale of war and a study of individuals challenged by dramatic circumstances. The film is based on the prose by Wojciech Żukrowski.
After the outburst of World War II, Orzeł, a Polish submarine, is interned in Tallinn. The crew decides to escape the Kriegsmarine pursuit through the Baltic Sea. The odds are against them, but if they manage to enter the North Sea, they can get straight to England.
One of the best and most interesting Polish war films. Dreams of a military victory fade in a hopeless, uneven battle. A male adventure turns into a wartime day-to-day existence, toil and pain. The opposition of good and evil takes a back seat to a respect for the enemy.