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Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son, trying to preserve his skin, ultimately becomes a hero and finds a reason for... See full summary »
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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.
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Pharaoh Ramses XIII is a fictional character. While the name Ramses/Ramesses was relatively common for Pharaohs of the 19th and and 20th Dynasties, there were only 11 historical Pharaohs of that name. Two of them were members of the 19th dynasty, and nine of them were members of the 20th dynasty. See more »
Slow and stately beautifully rendered exposition of the dissolution of a dynasty
This film is a lovingly rendered meditation on the dissolution of an ancient dynasty. The slow and stately pace matches centuries of the oppressive weight of ossified tradition bearing down on a dying culture, symbolized by the dead stone colossi and gargantuan architecture. There are moments of great beauty realized in its passing, such as the lovely sequence of fowling from a punt in the marshes, and the opening scene of divination on the battlefield by means of observing the movements of the sacred scarab dung beetles. Without a doubt, the most convincing depiction of those fascinating past people to date on the screen
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