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Bylem zolnierzem (1971)

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Blind war veterans tell stories about loss, war, will to live and their dreams.

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Blind war veterans tell stories about loss, war, will to live and their dreams.

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A simple film of raw power and emotion - gripping and overwhelmingly distressing in feeling.
13 March 2000 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

A group of veterans recount a horrifying experience when trapped in a minefield, resulting in each losing their sight.

This is an incredibly powerful anti-war film, showing the horrors of war first hand, in stark close-ups without gratuitous gore. The physical injuries are not quite so emphasized as much as the emotional scaring, with the soldiers expressing their deep regret and longing for a better quality of life.

The film is edited in such a way that story becomes one detailed account, with each character providing his piece of the story. Their collective suffering seems akin to witnessing an AA meeting, except that this group wish to make it clear to the world that they were victims of misguided patriotism, with no control over their fate.


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