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Zycie za zycie. Maksymilian Kolbe (1991)

The story of catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

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Jan (as Christopher Waltz)
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Father Anselm
Gustaw Lutkiewicz ...
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Krzysztof Zaleski ...
Olszanski
Andrzej Szczepkowski ...
Górecki
Krzysztof Kowalewski ...
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Pralat
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Banasik
Tadeusz Bradecki ...
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Jerzy Przybylski
Jan Peszek
Grazyna Strachota ...
Olszanska
Markus Vogelbacher ...
Fritsch
Peter Drescher ...
Palitsch
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The story of catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

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Leben für Leben - Maximilian Kolbe  »

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portrait of a saint
19 December 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

for me, it is one of films who builds walls of reality. a film about price of freedom, faith, sacrifice and love as duty/need. long time ago, I read the biography of Maximilian Kolbe. than, I discover the play by Eugene Ionesco. last step - this movie. so, a circle. or more. because each film, like each book or meeting is a mirror. nothing else. and the image is not always ours.the film of Zanussi is a testimony. a Polish Franciscan. a vocation. a war. and Auschwitz. a fight and a death. as part of two existences. as part of a world. not a lesson but a parable. about force and root of word. about structure of gestures. about expectations.and guilty. nothing else. only a camp and two men. and the choice .


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