MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,963 this week

A Trip Down the River (1970)
"Rejs" (original title)

8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,500 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 14 Aug 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Trip Down the River (1970)

A Trip Down the River (1970) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Trip Down the River.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Salto (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man hops off a train by the small town where he claims he was before. His presence allows to bring out the inner feelings and beliefs of the inhabitants. A man who has hidden through all ... See full summary »

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki
Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Gustaw Holoubek, Marta Lipinska
Adventure | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Magdalena Zawadzka, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski, Grazyna Szapolowska
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

[CONTAINS SPOILERS] A sequel to "Vabank" (1981), introduces the same characters entangled in a duel between a former safecracker and a crooked bank manager. Imprisoned ex-banker Kramer ... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Jan Machulski, Leonard Pietraszak, Witold Pyrkosz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kazimierz Pawlak, Wladyslaw Kargul and their granddaughter Ania are coming to America, to meet Kazimierz's brother John. When they come, they hear that John is dead. Advocate tells him ... See full summary »

Director: Sylwester Checinski
Stars: Wladyslaw Hancza, Waclaw Kowalski, Duchyll Martin Smith
The Deluge (1974)
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Stanislaw Bareja
Stars: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Bronislaw Pawlik, Stanislaw Tym
Kiler (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An innocent cab driver Jurek Kiler is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Cezary Pazura, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Jerzy Stuhr
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Franz Maurer, a compromised cop, former officer of the criminal department of the Warsaw's police, is released from prison where he was doing time for his brutality and murders. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Cezary Pazura, Artur Zmijewski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marek Koterski
Stars: Marek Kondrat, Andrzej Chyra, Michal Koterski
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Stanislaw Bareja
Stars: Jacek Fedorowicz, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz, Stanislawa Celinska
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Olaf Lubaszenko
Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Karolina Rosinska, Michal Milowicz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislaw Tym ...
KO Instructor
Jolanta Lothe ...
Young Girl
Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe ...
Mamoniowa
Jerzy Dobrowolski ...
Instructor's Friend
Andrzej Dobosz ...
Feridun Erol ...
Seaman
Jan Himilsbach ...
Sidorowski
Jerzy Karaszkiewicz ...
Angler
Zdzislaw Maklakiewicz ...
Engineer Mamon
Maciej Michalak ...
Passenger
Ryszard Pietruski ...
Captain
Wojciech Pokora ...
Passenger
Roman Suszko ...
Passenger
Waclaw Antczak ...
Commission Member (as W. Antczak)
Janusz Bezamson ...
Passenger
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1970 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

A Trip Down the River  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Polish Cinema (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful - even for non-Poles
20 October 2008 | by (Scotland, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny film. It stars the great Stanislaw Tym - the only professional actor in an otherwise non-professional cast - as a chancer who cons his way on board a pleasure-boat on a river cruise, and he becomes the ship's entertainments officer. The cruise is used as a vehicle for a satire of communist Poland that manages to be cutting but warm at the same time. The absurdities of life in Poland at the time are wonderfully caught. But much of the humour is also more universal - trivial conversations where people have nothing to say but keep talking anyway, pretentious discourses about poetry and cinema leading to complete misunderstanding, the ridiculousness of spending one's time on "holiday" when the time spent supposedly enjoying oneself starts to resemble the boredom of working life, and so on. Non-Poles like me will miss out on the clever word-play in the script, unless you have a Polish speaker on hand to translate for you (as I did - thank you, MT!). But if you just watch it in translation without such help, it's still very funny anyway. The non-professionals are used wonderfully well - imagine Ken Loach or Pasolini making a really silly, but still pointed, comedy. There are some nice visual homages to Fellini and Tati too - another part of the universal appeal is that I think the film is in places like a Polish Monsieur Hulot's holiday. It is a piece of work that is perfect in its own way, and it's easy to see why it is so beloved in its country of origin. But it is also greatly appealing to foreigners, not least because it shows you very nicely what the essence of Polish humour is.

Although it is ostensibly a weird connection, it would be worthwhile to watch this in conjunction with Richard Lester's "Juggernaut", which is apparently a disaster movie about bombs on board a British liner, but is in fact a satire that uses the background of a cruise to make some pointed observations about contemporary society, in this case Britain in the mid-1970s. And Lester's film has some wonderful moments from Roy Kinnear as the ship's increasingly desperate entertainments officer, the spiritual cousin of Tym's phony art and culture secretary. It makes one realise just how great a metaphor for the human condition a cruise is: every one of us is trapped in a delimited space with a bunch of generally well-meaning idiots. This for me is at the root of Rejs's appeal for anyone at all, whether they are Polish or not.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? adamwhitworth
Discuss A Trip Down the River (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?