The main character Joanna (Urszula Grabowska), waiting in vain for a letter from her husband who is in an Oflag, gives shelter to a little Jewish girl whose mother was caught during a round-up. Thus she becomes burdened with a secret she cannot reveal to anyone, even to her relatives. Joanna knows that she cannot keep Rose with her as she is already under observation, but she fails to find a hiding spot for Rose and is forced to become the lover of a German officer in return for protection. Forced by necessity, she has to cooperate with her enemies, becoming a traitor in the eyes of "her people". The final, symbolic image is suggestive - in a tearful and religious manner - of the fact that sheltering little Roza was Joanna's personal torture referring to Golgotha. However, the deeper meaning of that story is perverse and bitter: hiding the child was even more dangerous because of Joanna's "own people", mutually controlling the patriotic decency.
Urszula Grabowska, Sara Knothe, Stanislawa Celinska, Kinga Preis, Halina Labonarska, Izabela Kuna, Monika Kwiatkowska, Joachim Paul Assböck, Mieczyslaw Grabka, Stanislaw Penksyk, Joanna Gryga, Leszek Piskorz, Arkadiusz Brykalski, Remigiusz Jankowski, Ryszard Barycz