In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »
The Debt is a gripping thriller about two entrepreneurs who become tangled in the web of a Russian thug. Two friends begin a business venture of importing Italian scooters into Poland. With... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.
The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »
The film shows an obscure episode from the life of a Stalinist criminal - Colonel of the Office of Public Security, Julia Brystiger. Her nickname was "Bloody Luna" because during ... See full summary »
Completed in 1982, but due to its controversial anti-communist themes, was banned by the Polish government (then under Stalinist rule) for 7 years until 1989 after the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc. See more »
this is mr bugajski's first and only masterpiece a depressive study of an official machine of torture in the stalinist poland and of a stunning will to live of an individual
excellent dark and anxious photography and impressive acting with cannes best actress award winner krystyna janda and underestimated great polish characteristic actor janusz gajos
i've seen it in a small dilapidated post-socialist cinema in my city in the early nineties and it was running as a loud blockbuster here in poland at that time-it was advertised as a 'shelf movie' ('polkownik':)as it was banned for several years in the eighties when poland was ruled by a soviet-backed military junta
i can honestly recommend it-it's a piece of the first-class cinema
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