In episodes 1.2 "Radosc i Gorycz" and 1.8 "Brzeg morza" in few scenes Janusz Gajos (he was injured on the set and spent in hospital) is replaced by Henryk Matwiszyn. We see Janek only from behind and we can't see his face. See more »
Throughout the whole series, Gustlik uses the specific local dialect, accent and pronunciation from the Upper Silesian Industrial Region; however, as he mentioned several times, he actually hails from the Cieszyn Silesia - an entirely different part of Silesia, with very different local dialect. See more »
Only just encountered this series, but let me tell how much I enjoy it. The characters are all funny and likable, and the whole show is tremendously entertaining, even now in 2010. Is it Communist propaganda? No. It's a series about Polish soldiers during the WW2. I've heard comments about "it not being cool anymore to cheer the Russians and their allies in the WW2," but pray, who am I supposed to root for? Hitler? It does depict Germans as tactical zeros, though. In this aspect, this show doesn't differ from American shows made during the Cold War, which always depict the officials of the Soviet Union (and especially Russians) as a bunch of morons, easily double-crossed by the clever American protagonists. Oh wait, I think it does. It seems to me there are an awful lot of German soldiers in it speaking Polish, but you rarely see a Polish soldier that speaks German. There you go, now both sides have their negative aspects, happy-happy.
OK, what I actually mean is, this show is not about politics. It's about how these soldiers experience the war. If you watch it devoid of any sort of political bias, it's ultimately a very much entertaining series, showing war from a human perspective.
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