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How I Unleashed World War II (1970)

Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa (original title)
The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Kociniak ...
Pvt. Franek Dolas
Janina Boronska ...
Elzbieta
Adam Cyprian ...
Gulke
Wirgiliusz Gryn ...
Józek Kryska
Zdzislaw Kuzniar ...
Dimo Stojadinovic
Józef Lodynski ...
Stoker
Jaroslaw Skulski ...
Colonel
Tomasz Zaliwski ...
Yugoslavian Officer
Elzbieta Starostecka ...
Singer
Andrzej Gawronski ...
Helmut
Emil Karewicz ...
Gestapo Officer
Henryk Lapinski ...
Wladyslaw Wachocki
Stanislaw Milski ...
German General
Kazimierz Talarczyk ...
Woydyllo
Janusz Ziejewski ...
Feldfebel
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The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas, who is convinced, that he caused the World War II with his accidental shot. He escapes from a prisoner camp, then he travels around Nazi-occupied Europe and northern Africa in attempts of getting to the Polish Army in exile to fight the enemy. Finally, he gets to Poland in time to become a war hero. Written by Pibwl

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Polish feature film made in 1969, based on Kazimierz Slawinski's novel, Przygody kanoniera Dolasa (The Adventures of Dolas the Cannoneer). It was shot in Sochi, Baku, Poswietne and Lodz, among other Polish locations. See more »

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this is amazing movie , hmm the whole trylogy is superb
7 July 2003 | by (Wroc³aw) – See all my reviews

this film is so funny and show so much of 2ww in parodic way .

i love it for this and i love the lead hero who is playing with german soldiers :D

its 1 of my most favorite movies . u must watch it :)


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