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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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4 October 2013 (Poland)  »

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€3,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Would work better as a comedy
12 October 2013 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

With all respect to Walensa - I honestly think this movie would work better as a comedy. The subplot with Walesna wife as well some comedic one-liners are the most enjoyable things about this movie.

There's just isn't much to it. The movie spent more time "talking" about what great man Walensa is rather then "SHOWING" it. I think they did an excellent job of showing what colorful character he is but at the same times movie doesn't spent much time to have you feel what struggles hes going trough. His just "There". It simply lack emotions and there is something anti-climatic about the way it ends.

When the movie ended I truly felt I've only seen 1/3 of a movie. Some good moments and an excellent cast but as a whole nothing special...


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