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Blekitny krzyz (1955)

It's February 1945. A Polish rescue team sets out to bring back the wounded Soviet and Slovak partisans who are trapped behind the mountain border as well as behind enemy lines.

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Stanislaw Byrcyn-Gasienica
Tadeusz Gasienica-Giewont ... (as Tadeusz Giewont)
Wladyslaw Gondek
Roman Holy
Stefan Joniak
Józef Krzeptowski
Jan Krzystaniak
Stanislaw Lasa Gasienica
Stanislaw Marusarz
Elzbieta Polkowska
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Andrzej Walczak
Jakub Wawrytko
Józef Wawrytko
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It's February 1945. A Polish rescue team sets out to bring back the wounded Soviet and Slovak partisans who are trapped behind the mountain border as well as behind enemy lines.

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12 October 1955 (Poland)  »

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An Exciting Small Event from World War II
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a rare film by this very influential Polish filmmaker. It is breathtaking in its cinematography and it employs a documentary style of storytelling. The actors are real and even includes some people who were there at the actual event that took place near the end of World War II.

A group of volunteers in The Blue Cross undertake to go over several mountain ranges to rescue injured and isolated Russian and Polish Partisans from a cabin in the woods near a German outpost. It is very interesting story and holds your attention. If this happens to show at a film festival near you, make a mental note to see it. I was fortunate to see it at the National Gallery of Art in Washington during a festival of Munk's films.


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