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Man of Iron (1981)
"Czlowiek z zelaza" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  27 July 1981 (Poland)
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A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ...
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Marian Opania ...
Winkel
Wieslawa Kosmalska ...
Wieslawa Hulewicz
Irena Byrska ...
Matka Hulrwicz
Boguslaw Linda ...
Dzidek
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Himself
Anna Walentynowicz ...
Herself
Jerzy Borowczak ...
Himself (as Stanislaw J. Borowczak)
Zbigniew Lis ...
Himself
Teodor Kudla ...
Himself
Franciszek Trzeciak ...
Badecki
Janusz Gajos ...
Z-Ca Szefa
Andrzej Seweryn ...
Kapt. Wirski
Marek Kondrat ...
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A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. In Warsaw in 1980, the Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews people who know Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka. Their narrations become flashbacks using actual news footage of 1968 and 1970 protests and of the later birth of free unions and Solidarity. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Lech Walesa has an acting role in the movie, as a guest at the wedding of Agnieska and Maciej, making him the only Nobel Prize winner to have an acting part in a film that won the Golden Palm. See more »

Quotes

[to Maciek and Agnieszka at their wedding]
Lech Walesa: I trust you will be a democratic couple, so let me share these flowers democratically.
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Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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Piosenka dla Corki
Lyrics by Krzysztof Kasprzyk
Music by Maciej Pietrzyk
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A classic...
7 August 2008 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

There's just one thing that strikes me as odd and keeps me from giving the film ten stars. The wonderful protagonist of Man Of Marble, Agnieszka, is turned here into a stereotypical, boring wife/girlfriend. At a time of great historical importance , when issues she deeply cared about were the talk of Europe, all she finds time to discuss with a reporter who visits her at the detention center is romance. I'm having a hard time picturing the dedicated, driven and idealistic young person we know from Man Of Marble gasp unintelligibly about a child when her husband is on strike with Lech Walesa. A needless and surprising flaw in an otherwise great film.


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