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6 May 1990 (Poland) See more »
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Korczak
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Korczak
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A short history of Polish cinema
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Cast

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Wojciech Pszoniak ... Henryk Goldszmit vel Janusz Korczak
Ewa Dalkowska ... Stefania 'Stefa' Wilczynska
Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska ... Maryna Rogowska-Falska
Marzena Trybala ... Estera
Piotr Kozlowski ... Heniek
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Ichak Szulc
Jan Peszek ... Max Bauer
Aleksander Bardini ... Adam Czerniaków
Maria Chwalibóg ... Czerniaków's wife
Andrzej Kopiczynski ... Dyrektor w Polskim Radiu
Krystyna Zachwatowicz ... Szloma's mother
Jerzy Zass ... German wachman on the bridge
Wojciech Klata ... Szloma
Michal Staszczak ... Józek
Agnieszka Krukówna ... Ewka (as Agnieszka Kruk)
Karolina Czernicka ... Natka
Maria Weymayr
Anna Mucha ... Sabinka
Adam Siemion ... Abramek
Wojciech Radecki
Robert Atzorn ... German Doctor
Janusz Bukowski ... Polish doctor in prison
Stanislawa Celinska ... Sklepowa
Edgar Hoppe
Bernhard Howe
Ewa Telega ... Byla wychowanka Korczaka (as Ewa Isajewicz-Telega)
Piotr Kazimierski
Grzegorz Klein
Zygmunt Kestowicz ... Piotr Zalewski
Agnieszka Kumor
Olaf Lubaszenko ... Tramwajarz
Katarzyna Laniewska ... Pracownica w sierocincu Korczaka
Alicja Migulanka ... Washing woman
Wlodzimierz Press ... Zyd na ulicy getta
Jan Prochyra ... Gancwajch
Danuta Szaflarska ... Mrs. Bauer, Max's mother
Aniela Swiderska-Pawlik
Zbigniew Suszynski ... Student
Tomasz Traczynski
Jerzy Walczak (as Jan Walczak)
Maciej Winkler
Jacek Wójcicki ... Wychowanek Korczaka, bojowiec Bundu
Witold Bielinski ... German soldier
Stanislaw Brudny ... Polish man in prison
Jacek Domanski (as J. Domanski)
Tadeusz Hanusek
Hanna Kossowska (as H. Kossowska)
Grzegorz Pawlowski ... Korczak's assistant
Teresa Szmigielówna (as T. Szmigielówna)
Aleksander Trabczynski ... Gestapowiec kierujacy kreceniem filmu w getcie (as A. Trabczynski)
Rafal Walentynowicz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryszard Janikowski
Jerzy Kozlowski
Wojciech Skibinski ... Jewish policeman (uncredited)
Roman Szafranski ... Gosc w kawiarni (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrzej Wajda 
 
Writing credits
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Agnieszka Holland 

Produced by
Wolfgang Hantke .... delegate producer
Janusz Morgenstern .... producer
Willi Segler .... producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
Regina Ziegler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wojciech Kilar 
 
Cinematography by
Robby Müller 
 
Film Editing by
Ewa Smal 
 
Production Design by
Allan Starski 
 
Art Direction by
Ewa Skoczkowska 
 
Set Decoration by
Magdalena Dipont 
Anna Kowarska 
 
Costume Design by
Wieslawa Starska 
 
Production Management
Christian Dressler .... assistant production manager
Ireneusz Kaznocha .... assistant production manager
Robert Lipinski .... production leader
Czeslawa Lukasiewicz .... assistant production manager
Halina Malek .... assistant production manager
Teresa Maleszewska .... production leader
Barbara Pec-Slesicka .... production manager
Konrad Piotrowski .... assistant production manager
Jaroslaw Pogorzelski .... assistant production manager
Marek Skladanowski .... production leader
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ami Drozd .... assistant director
Jerzy Gerlee .... assistant director
Krystyna Grochowicz .... second unit director
Wieslawa Klata .... assistant director
Andrzej Kotkowski .... assistant director
Malgorzata Lisak .... assistant director
Pawel Wierkowski .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Krzysztof Jastrzab .... sound assistant
Boguslaw Nowak .... sound effects (as Bogdan Nowak)
 
Stunts
Zbigniew Modej .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stanislaw Bilski .... assistant camera
Marek Modzelewski .... best boy
Jan Ossowski .... assistant camera
Roman Taborski .... assistant camera
Jakub Wdowicki .... assistant camera
Janusz Zachwajewski .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Antoni Wit .... musical director
 
Other crew
Malgorzata Zdziarska .... production secretary
 

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Touching and Heartbreaking, 25 April 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Warsaw, Doctor Henryk Goldszmit a.k.a. Janusz Korczak (Wojciech Pszoniak) runs an orphanage with a great dedication and love for the orphans. After the invasion of Poland by the German army, his orphanage moves to the Warsaw ghetto with two hundred children. Dr. Korczak asks for food and money from the wealthy Jews and tells that his dignity is the two hundred children he needs to feed. When the ghetto is displaced to Treblinka by train, Dr. Korczak refuses a Swiss passport and embarks in the train with his beloved children.

"Korczak" is a touching and heartbreaking film about a man that dedicated his life to raise a group of Jewish orphans in the invaded Poland. The biography of this man is impressive, and his self-sacrifice to stay with the children in their final journey is amazing. Andrzej Wajda uses black and white to disclose this dark moment of mankind history and his style seems to have inspired Steven Spielberg in his "Schindler's List' three years later. The sad fate of Dr. Korczak and his 200 children is symbolic and very beautiful. This film was released on VHS in Brazil by FJ Lucas Distributor. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "As 200 Crianças do Dr. Korczak" ("The 200 Children of the Dr. Korczak")

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