After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.
Late autumn 1943. Wydra (Otter), a Polish partisan, catches an informer in a nearby village and brings him to his starving unit in the forest. A thrilling adventure finds desperate times calling for desperate measures in wartime...
This was the first Polish film I was watching, and going by the lofty cinematic standards set by Europeans I was expecting another beautifully crafted gritty drama depicting the pain of modern life- I was hardly disappointed. The film involves 3 parallel subplots( Silesia,Warsaw, The Sea) and depicts the changing lifestyle in Poland as viewed by three ambitious youngsters. Equipped with an unbelievably talented cast of young actors , Ode to Joy succeeds on every possible level of film-making. It is quite obvious that the script has been prepared with a lot of sensitivity and the direction and acting is flawless. What more could one ask from cinema?
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