Polish Film School Movement (1956-1965)

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1.
Cien (1956)
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A man has been found dead after having been hurled from a train. As security agents, police and a medical examiner piece together his identity... (98 mins.)
 
2.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
3.
Czlowiek na torze (1957)
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In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Munk
 
4.
Zagubione uczucia (1957)
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One day in the miserable life of a female factory worker and single mother of four children. One of her sons - ridiculed by his peers - leaves home and gets into trouble. (75 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Zarzycki
 
5.
Zimowy zmierzch (1957)
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Rumsza, the elderly railwayman, leading a sedate life with his wife, misses his only remaining son (two older boys were killed in the war)... (94 mins.)
 
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Eroica (1958)
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Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son... (87 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Munk
 
8.
Eve Wants to Sleep (1958)
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Ewa Bonecka, a young student about to start school in a new place finds herself without a place to sleep... (95 mins.)
 
10.
Wolne miasto (1958)
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The heroic struggle of Polish post office workers in Gdansk on the first day of World War II. (98 mins.)
 
11.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
12.
Ostatni dzien lata (1958)
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A young man meets a middle-aged woman at a deserted beach. Will they overcome their personal and wartime traumas and find a way to stay together? (66 mins.)
 
13.
Lydia Ate the Apple (1958)
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Pawel and Lidka are from different worlds but they somehow meet each other in a night club. He's a young lad from a wealthy family, she's an attractive dancer. They fall in love and go out of town but their happiness doesn't last long. (97 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
14.
The Noose (1958)
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One day in the life of an alcohol addict. With the help of his girlfriend Krysia, Kuba attempts to regain control of his life. But when she's at work, Kuba is home alone, and it becomes hard not to resist the temptation. (96 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
15.
Krzyz Walecznych (1959)
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Three episodes showing the repercussions of war. A soldier returns to his ruined village, a stray dog turns out to be the former guard at Auschwitz, a young widow is hailed as the wife of the hero but dreams of something else. (84 mins.)
Director: Kazimierz Kutz
 
16.
Baza ludzi umarlych (1959)
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Because of the danger involved and the harsh conditions, wood transport drivers, working in the forests of south-east Poland, are going to quit their jobs. A party activist arrives to make them change their minds. (104 mins.)
 
17.
Zamach (1959)
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Set in the occupied Warsaw, the film tells the story of the mission carried out by the student uderground... (83 mins.)
 
18.
Night Train (1959)
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Jerzy enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something - as does the... (99 mins.)
 
19.
Speed (1959)
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Poland, during the World War. Lotna is a magnificent specimen of Arabian horse, the pride of her owner... (90 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
20.
Do widzenia, do jutra... (1960)
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Jacek is a handsome young Pole who belongs to a drama company. One day, in the streets of Gdansk, he meets Marguerite, a beautiful daughter of the French consul, and immediately falls for her. (88 mins.)
 
21.
Bad Luck (1960)
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The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope... (92 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Munk
 
22.
Nikt nie wola (1960)
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The story of Poles moving to the west of the country after the war - to the lands originally inhabited by Germans - and starting a new life there. Lonely boy Bozek meets a girl called Lucyna and wants to run away from his wartime past. (86 mins.)
Director: Kazimierz Kutz
 
23.
Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting. (110 mins.)
 
24.
Swiadectwo urodzenia (1961)
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Three episodes dealing with the harsh situation of children at the time of war. They stay at orphanages, wait for their parents to come back, help the soldiers, hide in the forests and do their best to survive. (99 mins.)
 
25.
Kwiecien (1961)
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Set at the end of the war. A hot-headed colonel tries to force his men on to heroics although the war is almost over... (92 mins.)
 
26.
Ludzie z pociagu (1961)
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During second world war, an ingenious station master of a remote Polish railway station uses all his intelligence to save the lives of passengers. (98 mins.)
Director: Kazimierz Kutz
 
27.
Zaduszki (1961)
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A pair of lovers go off to a small hotel in a little town. The memories of war, however, intrude on their idyll... (93 mins.)
 
28.
Knife in the Water (1962)
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
29.
Jak byc kochana (1963)
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An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life... (97 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
30.
Passenger (1963)
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While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard. (62 mins.)
 
31.
Salto (1965)
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A man hops off a train by the small town where he claims he was before. His presence allows to bring... (104 mins.)