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Border Street (1948)

Ulica Graniczna (original title)
The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

Director:

Aleksander Ford

Writers:

Jan Fethke (as Jean Forge), Aleksander Ford | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska ... Mrs. Klara
Jerzy Leszczynski ... Dr. Józef Bialek
Wladyslaw Godik Wladyslaw Godik ... Grandfather Libermann
Wladyslaw Walter Wladyslaw Walter ... Cieplikowski
Jerzy Pichelski ... Kazimierz Wojtan
Tadeusz Fijewski ... Bronek Cieplikowski / Kusmirak's hair stylist
Józef Munclinger Józef Munclinger ... Kusmirak
Robert Vrchota Robert Vrchota ... Hans, Gestapo Officer
Stefan Sródka Stefan Sródka ... Natan Sziuliu
Eugeniusz Kruk Eugeniusz Kruk ... Fredek Kusmirak (as E. Kruk)
Jerzy Zlotnicki Jerzy Zlotnicki ... David Libermann (as Jurek Zlotnicki)
Dionizy Ilczenko Dionizy Ilczenko ... Wladek Wojtan (as D. Ilczenko)
Maria Broniewska Maria Broniewska ... Jadzia Bialkówna
Justyna Kreczmar Justyna Kreczmar ... Wanda Kusmirakówna (as J. Karpinska)
Maria Zabczynska Maria Zabczynska ... Wojtanowa
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The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

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At last! The truth of what happened behind "THE WALL" See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

25 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Border Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was banned in Poland as it depicted Jews, rather than communists, as the heroes of anti-German struggle. See more »

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Featured in The Lesson of Polish Cinema (2002) See more »

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A Child's View Of The Holocaust
26 June 2006 | by regrunionSee all my reviews

The film presents the experience of the insanity of the late 1930's in Poland through the eyes of a child. It was produced in 1948, while the wounds were still fresh, and before much of the atrocities of which we are now aware became widely known.

As it is told through a child's eyes, it makes a good introduction to the Holocaust for sophisticated children. I say "sophisticated" because it is black and white, and it is foreign language with subtitles. It doesn't include any nightmare-inducing scenes that subsequent Holocaust films do, but does successfully present the bind which Eastern European families, both Jewish and Gentile, were gripped by, and the impact of fascism on this boy's life.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising scenes are especially inspiring - not a high-budget special effects sequence but you are really gripped by it.

I saw it when I was nine or ten and saw it again recently, and feel that it holds up very well.


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