Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son, trying to preserve his skin, ultimately becomes a hero and finds a reason for... See full summary »
In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914. An inquiry immediately follows. Testimony takes the form of flashbacks. Tuszka, ... See full summary »
The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of ... See full summary »
A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »
Two Jewish boys escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity.
Tyrannical, but ailing, tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune.
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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