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Ucieczka z kina 'Wolnosc' (1990)

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The film is set just before Poland's communist regime came to an end, and the central character is a provincial censor (Janusz Gajos), a tired, sloppy, lonely man, whose wife has long since... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Michal Bajor ...
Krytyk
Artur Barcis ...
Projectionist
Aleksander Bednarz ...
Edward
Zygmunt Bielawski ...
Doctor
Jerzy Binczycki ...
Kierownik kina
Henryk Bista ...
Comrade Janik
Monika Bolly ...
Censor's Daughter
Piotr Fronczewski ...
Sekretarz partii
Janusz Gajos ...
Cenzor
Zofia Graziewicz ...
(as Zofia Tomaszewska-Graziewicz)
Jerzy Gudejko ...
Doctor in film 'Jutrzenka'
Szymon Herman
Wladyslaw Kowalski ...
Profesor
Maciej Kozlowski ...
American Actor / Jeff Daniels Double
Teresa Marczewska ...
Malgorzata
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The film is set just before Poland's communist regime came to an end, and the central character is a provincial censor (Janusz Gajos), a tired, sloppy, lonely man, whose wife has long since left him. For him, censorship is both an art and a game, but he does not enjoy it. During the screeing of a sentimental Polish melodrama called "Daybreak" at the Liberty cinema across the road from the censor's office, the actors start to rebel and refuse to speak their lines. This is anarchy, and when the censor is unable to control the situation, senior party officials are called in. Eventually a film critic notes that the situation reminds of "The Purple Rose of Cairo" by Woody Allen and brings a reel of the film to demonstrate. The officials watch the film with amusement until another mix-up occurs: the second projector is turned on accidentally and superimposes "Daybreak" over "Purple Rose". Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Polacks know how to do it
15 November 1999 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent example of a mid-european comedy, the genre that Croatian filmmakers are hopelessly trying to achieve, but Checz and Polish directors manage to do so. It's a film about Communist-censor that is haunted by the movie characters who speak to him from the silver screen (reference to Woody Allen's Purple rose of Cairo, which also appears as 'a film in a film')


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