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Aria dla atlety (1979)

 |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  March 1983 (USA)
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Set at the turn of the century it presents a story of a famous Polish athlete, Zbyszko Cyganiewicz. It begins in a small town where a traveling circus attracts a shy boy into a phony ... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Majchrzak ...
Wladyslaw Góralewicz
Pola Raksa ...
Cecylia
Roman Wilhelmi ...
Bolcio Rogalski
Bogusz Bilewski ...
Cyklop
Wojciech Pszoniak ...
Siedelmayer
Ryszard Pietruski ...
Baptisto Messalini
Zdzislaw Wardejn ...
Popow
Andrzej Wasilewicz ...
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Bogumil Antczak
Witold Dederko ...
Old Man in the Street
Ryszard Dembinski ...
Knapp
Teodor Gendera ...
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Elzbieta Goetel ...
Cecylia's Friend
Witold Gruca ...
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Wirgiliusz Gryn ...
Georg Hitzler
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Set at the turn of the century it presents a story of a famous Polish athlete, Zbyszko Cyganiewicz. It begins in a small town where a traveling circus attracts a shy boy into a phony wrestling game to please the crowds. The youth, however, takes his strength seriously, eventually defeating a name wrestler in a fair match. Angered circus manager fires him; he leaves happily due to two wrestler brothers who were harassing him. The wrestler goes on to fame, performing in the world's top arenas, and one day is serenaded by a tenor from the crowd. Fame brings him women and admirers but he is uncompromising on his profession. He has his revenge on one of his tormentors defeating him in the ring. One day, attending a game in a tuxedo, he is challenged by another of the brothers and drawn into a brutal game, in course of which he kills his opponent. Thus his career ends. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Goralewicz - physical and intellectual power
2 July 2004 | by (Cardiff, UK) – See all my reviews

I was really eager to see this movie as it comes from the Golden Age of Polish cinematography. Didn't actually know or hear much about "Aria dla atlety" before seeing it on TV screening. Well it seems like this feature production was forgotten and stored on a dusty shelf in Polish TV archives.

Movie tells the story of Polish wrestler Wladyslaw Goralewicz famous at the beginning of XX century. Goralewicz, former wrestling world champion, offers his awards collection to an opera recalling his way to wide world, beautiful women and fame. Beginning as a small town circus performer, with his elegance and art awareness he quickly climbs onto wrestling tops. Goralewicz represents a man of intellectual and physical power.

I was impressed by Krzysztof Majchrzak's (Goralewicz) acting, real and powerful. Surely this actor is underestimated regarding acting offers. Another stunning performance was the one of Roman Wilhelmi (Bolcio), what an excellent actor! Artwork of the highest quality. Characters vividly played by Bogusz Bilewski (Cyklop) or Wojciech Pszoniak (Siedelmayer) and others who i didn't mention complete the movie.

"Aria dla atlety" is a must see for real cinema lovers interested in the core of cinema, not only SFX.

Mariusz


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