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1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
"Tajemnica Westerplatte" (original title)

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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland.

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Henryk Sucharski
Robert Zoledziewski ...
Franciszek Dabrowski
Jan Englert ...
Wincenty Sobocinski
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Mieczyslaw Slaby
Borys Szyc ...
Stefan Ludwik Grodecki
Przemyslaw Cypryanski ...
Zdzislaw Kregielski
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz ...
Jan Gryczman
Marcin Krawczyk ...
Piotr Buder
Kazimierz Mazur ...
Edmund Szamlewski
Jakub Wesolowski ...
Bernard Rygielski
Miroslaw Baka
Andrzej Grabowski ...
Adolf Petzelt
Bartosz Obuchowicz ...
Leon Pajak
Jakub Kamienski ...
Józef Kita
Tomasz Sobczak ...
Wladyslaw Deik
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September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland.

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Heavy-handed, contrived, and opaque.
18 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I understand this movie was intended to start a conversation about the Westerplatte Polish national myth. Unfortunately, it fails on three fronts:

(1) It doesn't ask questions, it shoves the answer down our throats with heavy-handed character portrayals. (2) It operates on the basis of deep despair of the soldiers and mental breakdown, but it does not support it with battle scenes. (3) It engages in opaque, meandering plot twists and difficult to follow timeline changes.

Those three aspects combined make the movie seem contrived and hard to understand to outsiders.


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