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The Promised Land (1975)
"Ziemia obiecana" (original title)

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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karol Borowiecki
Wojciech Pszoniak ...
Moryc Welt
Andrzej Seweryn ...
Maks Baum
Anna Nehrebecka ...
Anka Kurowska
Tadeusz Bialoszczynski ...
Ojciec Karola - Karol's Father
Bozena Dykiel ...
Mada Müller
Franciszek Pieczka ...
Müller
Danuta Wodynska ...
Müllerowa
Marian Glinka ...
Wilhelm Müller
Andrzej Szalawski ...
Herman Bucholz
Jadwiga Andrzejewska ...
Bucholzowa
Kalina Jedrusik ...
Lucy Zuckerowa
Jerzy Nowak ...
Zucker
Stanislaw Igar ...
Grünspan
Kazimierz Opalinski ...
Ojciec Maksa, Maks' Father
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune. Written by krasnoludek

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21 February 1975 (Poland)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

PLN 31,300,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Karol Borowiecki: I have nothing, you have nothing, and he has nothing; that means together we have enough to start a factory.
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Classic. European. See this!
3 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This definitely may be Andrzej Wajda's most introspective and interesting film. The plot grabs you with its humour and depth while Wajda makes magic with the camera. The Kurowo scene with the poppy flowers is classic...the music calls on nostalgia. Of course, what makes "Ziemia Obiecana" so amazing are the performances. Olbrychski as the scrupleless, handsome Pole...Pszoniak as the hillarious, clever Jew...and (my favourite!) Seweryn as the baby-faced, love-struck German. Naturally, this is a social commentary, but it also reveals certain truths about the human psyche. And let's remember that Wajda was one of the most liberated of all the filmmakers of the Soviet bloc. Calling this propaganda doesn't do anyone justice. Cheers and see this beautiful film!!!


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