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Zofia Kalinska
Andrzej Welminski
Maria Górecka
Bogdan Grzybowicz
Mira Rychlicka
Zbigniew Bednarczyk
Roman Siwulak
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Lila Krasicka
Jan Ksiazek
Zbigniew Gostomski
Krzysztof Miklaszewski
Stanislaw Rychlicki
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Far better than Fight Club
13 April 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Dead class very much, They told me Wajda was disappointed by his own work but I don't know why. Maybe is acting too loud? Maybe acting was supposed to be more mechanical, actors more unrelated between them, but I think that's an impressive performance all the same. Culture is useless, children are dead, they are already lonely adults, adults are ex- children who can't remember their childhood. They behave like obsessed robots. Obsessed by memories of questions with automatic replies, that is by questions with no replies, everyone submitted to a questioning authority, everyone pursuing one's own impulses. Tyranny and nihilism. They can't see any world beyond their impulses and authority rules over them totally unseen. Autorithy is Kantor himself: actors think they are free, they are just destructive. Dead class reminds me of Fight club but I think Dead class is far better. Fight club says destructive impulses are a way to freedom, Dead class says they help authority to rule. And I think Kantor is right.


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