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Director:
Writers:
Bohdan Czeszko (novel)
Bohdan Czeszko (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 January 1955 (Poland) See more »
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Plot:
Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Surely not the viewing experience it once was See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Stach Mazur
Urszula Modrzynska ... Dorota
Tadeusz Janczar ... Jasio Krone
Janusz Paluszkiewicz ... Sekula
Ryszard Kotys ... Jacek (as Ryszard Kotas)

Roman Polanski ... Mundek
Ludwik Benoit ... Grzesio
Zofia Czerwinska ... Lola
Zbigniew Cybulski ... Kostek
Tadeusz Fijewski ... German Guard
Zygmunt Hobot ... Abram
Cezary Julski ... Coachman
Bronislaw Kassowski ... Speculator
August Kowalczyk ... Priest
Jerzy Krasowski ... Wladek
Zenon Laurentowski
Stanislaw Milski ... Jasio's Father
Juliusz Roland ... Kaczor
Hanna Skarzanka ... Stach's Mother
Janusz Sciwiarski ... Manager
Kazimierz Wichniarz ... Werkschutz
Zygmunt Zintel ... Foreman Ziarno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryszard Ber ... Zyzik Koscielniak (uncredited)
Bronislaw Dardzinski ... (uncredited)
Wieslaw Golas ... German Patrolman (uncredited)
Zofia Jamry ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Mieczyslaw Kalenik ... SS-Man (uncredited)
Henryk Kucharski ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Kazimierz Kutz ... GL Man (uncredited)
Jan Machulski ... GL Man (uncredited)
Franciszek Pieczka ... German Patrolman (uncredited)
Janusz Strachocki ... Worker (uncredited)
Mieczyslaw Waskowski ... (uncredited)
Danuta Wodynska ... Franusiowa (uncredited)
Stefan Wroncki ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrzej Wajda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bohdan Czeszko  novel
Bohdan Czeszko  screenplay

Original Music by
Andrzej Markowski 
 
Cinematography by
Jerzy Lipman 
 
Film Editing by
Czeslaw Raniszewski 
 
Production Design by
Roman Mann 
 
Set Decoration by
Józef Galewski 
Jerzy Skrzepinski 
 
Costume Design by
Jerzy Szeski 
 
Makeup Department
Zdzislaw Papierz .... makeup artist
Stefan Szczepanski .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ignacy Taub .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazimierz Kutz .... assistant director (as Kazimierz Kuc)
Konrad Nalecki .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Aleksander Ford .... artistic supervisor
 
Sound Department
Józef Koprowicz .... sound
Zygmunt Nowak .... sound assistant
Józef Tomporek .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jozef Ciecwirek .... lighting technician
Czeslaw Grabowski .... assistant camera
Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Anna Rubinska .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Andrzej Markowski .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Romuald Hajnberg .... production assistant
Roman Kowalski .... production assistant
Maria Pietrzak .... script supervisor
Zygmunt Rybarski .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pokolenie" - Poland (original title)
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Runtime:
83 min | Argentina:96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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Acclaimed British director Lindsay Anderson considered it his favorite film.See more »
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Featured in Zbyszek (1969)See more »

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9 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Surely not the viewing experience it once was, 29 September 1999
Author: allyjack from toronto

Hard not to view this film with the benefit of hindsight when - for example - the final image, of faces almost tangibly seeing the light of a new tomorrow, is apparently so straightforwardly propagandistic; scenes such as that in which the older workman talks reverently about the promise of Karl Marx now seem at best quaint. That's probably not an entirely fair prism through which to consider the film, but the theme of anti-Nazi resistance obviously becomes less stirring when one considers the limitations of what's being put forward as the alternative. Furthermore, although the movie's gritty, shadowy pace generally makes for entertaining viewing, there's a fairly consistent series of images which seem to push too hard - the heart-shaped photo slot at the fair through which we watch as she steps away from him; the Hitchcock-like fall through the well of the spiral staircase. The movie's pace and concentrated immersion in its time and place makes it engrossing, and the earnestness and deprivation are still touching, but it's surely no longer the viewing experience it once was.

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