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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
"Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei" (original title)

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The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

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Danuta Walesa
Iwona Bielska ...
Ilona
Zbigniew Zamachowski ...
Nawislak
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Oriana Fallaci
Ewa Kolasinska ...
Pracownica stoczni
Miroslaw Baka ...
Klemens Gniech, dyrektor stoczni
Michal Czernecki ...
Male Secretary of POP
Remigiusz Jankowski ...
Stoczniowiec
Wojciech Kalarus ...
Przewodniczacy
Piotr Probosz ...
Mijak
Marcin Hycnar ...
KOR-owiec Rysiek
Maciej Marczewski ...
KOR-owiec
Maciej Konopinski ...
Tajniak SB
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Majchrzak
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The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

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Actresses Olga Boladz, Anita Sokolowska, Anna Cieslak and Joanna Brodzik wanted to play Danuta Walesa. Agnieszka Grochowska finally got the part. See more »

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As a young man aged 87 years in year 2013,Mr.Andrzej Wajda is making great films which confirm viewers faith in the strength of "World Cinema".
27 January 2014 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

At the outset, Walesa: Man of Hope is not an ordinary film. It is one of the best examples of Polish director Mr.Andrzej Wajda's unending talent and enormous cinematographic vision. The best thing about this film is how does one dramatize real life incidents to create a biopic which is both entertaining and rich in details. It is because of this quality that the film is so tightly structured that while watching it, one doesn't even realize how 128 minutes have passed. The film finds its origin in a detailed interview conducted by noted Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci. She takes the help of an interpreter (Italian-Polish) in order to ask important questions to Mr.Lech Walesa related to his turbulent life. What is of interest is that not only she asks pertinent questions but also receives candid answers. The manner in which these questions and answers are represented on the screen speak volumes about Mr.Andrzej Wajda's method of filmmaking. He goes to a relatively distant past to reveal unknown facets about a man who would become hugely famous after a decade. Polish actor Robert Wieckiwicz is extremely ideal in his role as Lech Walesa-one of the most famous Polish citizens whose name is known even to many young schoolchildren all over the world.Lastly,Walesa:Man of hope is not a film.It is pure history in making about a person who changed the destiny of a whole nation.


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