Polish movie on GROM planned. Carl http://www.paiz.gov.pl/oldpai/biul_cultural/no04_2004.html
GROM super-production is planned
Filming of the new Polish super-production 'GROM' is due to begin in 2004.
This will be the contemporary story highlighting the people of a special
military unit. The script, written by Cezary Harasimowicz, is largely
based on actual events. 'Work on this script was a fascinating adventure.
It involved penetrating Poland's recent history and had the makings of a
sensational film. This is an uplifting film showing people for whom such
concepts as "honour" and "country" are not empty slogans,' Cezary
Harasimowicz said. 'GROM' will be a sensational epic film. It will have a
fast-moving plot in which fictional elements will be closely intertwined
with historical truth. 'The action begins at the start of the 1990s. The
government of Tadeusz Mazowiecki agreed to the transit of Russian Jews
from the Soviet Union to Israel. The threat of terrorism appeared over
Poland, and then interior minister Krzysztof Kozowski decided to call a
special anti-terrorist unit into being. We want to show how GROM emerged
and how recruitment was carried out. Only the very best were good enough.
Candidates had to be not only physically fit but also phenomenally
educated. Most of them were married, because such people are usually more
prudent and responsible. And does anyone really know whether a women's
detachment doesn't already exist within GROM? In the film we will show the
training system and the atmosphere prevailing in the unit, in which
swearing was not permitted and nobody engaged in the typical army-style
shouting. In our picture we shall reveal many details which have only just
recently been declassified after many years,' Cezary Harasimowicz said.
The film will include footage from GROM's first mission, Operation 'Uphold
Democracy' in Haiti and several other actions in which Polish soldiers
took part, although they remain relatively unknown to the general public.