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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.

Director:

Andrzej Munk

Writers:

Adam Liberak (short story), Andrzej Munk (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislaw Byrcyn-Gasienica Stanislaw Byrcyn-Gasienica
Stanislaw Wawrytko Stanislaw Wawrytko ... Rescuer
Stanislaw Marusarz Stanislaw Marusarz
Stanislaw Lasa Gasienica Stanislaw Lasa Gasienica
Ludwik Ziemblic Ludwik Ziemblic ... Doctor Juraj
Józef Krzeptowski Józef Krzeptowski
Józef Wawrytko Józef Wawrytko
Wojciech Siemion ... Soviet Major
Elzbieta Polkowska Elzbieta Polkowska
Tadeusz Gasienica-Giewont Tadeusz Gasienica-Giewont ... (as Tadeusz Giewont)
Roman Holy Roman Holy
Wladyslaw Gondek Wladyslaw Gondek
Stefan Joniak Stefan Joniak
Jakub Wawrytko Jakub Wawrytko
Andrzej Walczak Andrzej Walczak
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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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Drama | War

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

12 October 1955 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Men of Blue Cross See more »

Filming Locations:

Zakopane, Malopolskie, Poland See more »

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Mono
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An Exciting Small Event from World War II
19 August 2002 | by nbottSee 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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