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Zakazane piosenki (1947)

A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Halina Tokarska
Janina Ordezanka ... Mrs. Tokarska
... Roman Tokarski
... Ryszard
... Cieslak
Stanislaw Lapinski ... Tebarski
Zofia Jamry ... Maria Kedziorek
Konstanty Pagowski ... Janitor Antoni
Józef Maliszewski ... Film Studio Executive
... Street Singer
Maria Bielicka ... Orator
Janina Draczewska ... Tradeswoman
... Street Singer
Helena Puchniewska ... Tradeswoman on Train
Stanislawa Piasecka ... Singer on Train
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A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement.

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Drama | Music | War

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20 December 1950 (France)  »

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First Polish feature film made after the war that was released to the public. The first one that was made, Dwie godziny (1946) (1946), was only released in 1957. See more »

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Charming Classic of Polish Cinema
19 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this movie when I was a kid and now 30 years later I was surprised to remember all of the tunes and many of the lyrics. They are quite catchy and some truly hilarious, attacking the Nazi occupation through patriotic defiance and laughter.

The movie is essentially told in flashbacks and relates the life of Warsaw residents during the World War II. The first half is composed of various amusing or poignant vignettes featuring a song. The second half is more of a traditional war movie, although the pace sometimes drops to a crawl, as though the film makers were trying to stretch it to 100 minutes.

The acting is very good and strongly reminds me of classic Polish pre-WWII comedies with character actors and fast dialogue. The movie is also interesting in that it is almost completely devoid of pro-Soviet propaganda, which would later dominate all Polish war movies.


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