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Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)
"Dwaj ludzie z szafa" (original title)

 -  Short  -  17 March 1961 (Finland)
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Jakub Goldberg ...
Man with the wardrobe
Henryk Kluba ...
Man with the wardrobe (as Henryka Klube)


Two men come up from the beach carrying a large wardrobe between them. They come up into the town but not only find that accommodation is difficult to come by with their wooden travelling companion but also that both women and men shun or mistreat them. Written by bob the moo

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It is said to be the first Polish student film to be released commercially. See more »


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Runs The Gamut From Absurd To Routine
19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Wardrobe" has two meanings for most people: 1 - A wardrobe (sometimes called an "armoire") is a standing closet, sometimes called an "armoire" used for storing clothes. Sometimes it is in the form of a big trunk. 2 - a collection of wearing apparel; a collection of stage costumes and accessories I know it as the second definition but in this movie, an early Roman Polanski film, it is a big "dresser, a large piece of furniture to store clothes and has a mirror in the middle of it. It looks big and tough for even two people to carry.

So....imagine the absurdity of the opening scene: two men appearing out of the ocean, walking to shore carrying this "wardrobe!" That scenes sets up this strange 14-minute film, the first one of Polanski's to get public viewing. Polanski made films in Poland for the first five years of his career. I wonder what people there thought of this strange tale.

This movie starts out strictly as a comedy, almost like an old silent film one because there is no dialog so all the humor is physical. However, it then delves into some other odd areas, such as animal abuse, some unexplained and non-eventful and very routine scenes with a girl, some fistfights. You just never know what will happen, all the while the two guys are carrying this huge wardrobe around. I left out mentioning a bunch of strange things so as not to spoil it.

Like most of Polanski's early works, this is unusual stuff. My opinion is that many people would see this in many ways, and have a wide wide of likes and dislikes about it. One thing for sure: it's different. You can see this early Polanski effort on disc number 2 of the "Knife In The Water" DVD.

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