Loosely based on a biography of a famous Polish singer from the 1930's, Hanka Ordonowna. It opens in the Egyptian desert during African campaign in World War II where Hanka's husband is ...
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Loosely based on a biography of a famous Polish singer from the 1930's, Hanka Ordonowna. It opens in the Egyptian desert during African campaign in World War II where Hanka's husband is with First Polish Army of General Anders. She is now a nurse working with children and reminisces on her former career. Written by
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This film is certainly not one of my favourites. It's a bio-pic of Hanka "Ordonka" Ordonowna, cabaret star of 1930's Poland, star of "Spieg w masce," and WWII heroine. It mostly focuses on her love life, rather than her career, war efforts, or tragic death. Sad, as it would've been much more entertaining if it had. Dorota Stalinska is a good actress, but can not hope to compare to Ordonka's stellar beauty, actually she doesn't look anything like her. The dubbed singing is also much less than the real Ordonka's. I did enjoy hearing the songs and learning a bit more about my idol, though I would like to see a more detailed film about her with a more suited star. It's a shame Ordonka's talent and courage to save children from the horrors of war are not more celebrated outside of Poland.
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