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Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013)

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
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Ilona
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Nawislak
Maria Rosaria Omaggio ...
Oriana Fallaci
Ewa Kolasinska ...
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Klemens Gniech, dyrektor stoczni
Michal Czernecki ...
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Remigiusz Jankowski ...
Stoczniowiec
Wojciech Kalarus ...
Przewodniczacy
Piotr Probosz ...
Mijak
Marcin Hycnar ...
KOR-owiec Rysiek
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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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4 October 2013 (Poland)  »

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Official submission of Poland to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Follows Man of Iron (1981) See more »

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a testimony
31 July 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a portrait. a homage. a form of definition of a struggle. at the first sigh. in fact, a film about an ordinary man who has the chance to be part of a great change. the film represents the mark of Andrzey Wayda. the technique, the construction of story, references to his filmography, the tone, the dialogues, the spirit of wake up of a profound Poland . it is not a biopic but a testimony. it is not a demonstration but only an exercise to propose a slice of recent history for understand a cause. it is easy to define it as an eulogy. in fact, it is only a tool for explain. for describe. for impose the final part of a project who explains Poland and its fight under communism. a high ambition result could be unclear for viewers. and Wales is not exactly an exception. but a good support for discover Wajda films. for search the trajectory of Lech Walesa. for remind the recent past of Poland. and the values who remain its roots.


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