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Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)

Dwaj ludzie z szafa (original title)
Two men emerge from the sea onto the beach carrying a large wooden wardrobe with a mirror on its front. After the two men clean up and rejoice being in this new environment, they proceed to... See full summary »

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Roman Polanski

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Roman Polanski (scenario)
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Cast overview:
Jakub Goldberg Jakub Goldberg ... Man with the wardrobe
Henryk Kluba ... Man with the wardrobe (as Henryka Klube)
Roman Polanski ... Punching boy (uncredited)
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Two men emerge from the sea onto the beach carrying a large wooden wardrobe with a mirror on its front. After the two men clean up and rejoice being in this new environment, they proceed to enter the nearby town, they carrying the wardrobe wherever they go. They just want to meet people and experience their new surroundings, but are largely shunned or ignored. In some instances, they are shunned even when their presence helps the situation. And in other instances of being shunned, they are beaten. And when they are ignored, the world just keeps going without them, often at the detriment of humankind. Ultimately, the two men, with their wardrobe, make a decision about what to do in light of their experiences. Written by Huggo

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

17 March 1961 (Finland) See more »

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Two Men and a Wardrobe See more »

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Poland See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the first Roman Polanski film to be screened publicly. See more »

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Referenced in Michael Blanco (2004) See more »

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Two guys, a wardrobe and a beach
7 May 1999 | by Snap DadSee all my reviews

Despite the English title sounding a lot like a recent sitcom, it is a short, very early film by the master of early film making, Roman Polanski. I saw this on a documentary on Polanski late last year (1998), and i thought it was kinda funny, in a queer way. It is, of-course in Polish, so i don't know what happened exactly on the movie, but i can talk about the style on the feel of the movie.

It looks as if it was made when film was just starting to get it right, (even though it was 1958!). It probably cost a fortune for him to make, since he was still a nobody at this time. The movie starts with these two guys on a beach, and they are struggling to carry this enormous wardrobe. The scenery and the props as i just mentioned don't seem to go together, and the result is pretty funny. Watching these guys trip in the sand carrying a huge wardrobe is like watching someone push a shopping trolley down the isle of a movie theatre, you watch it and just sorta... laugh!

The two guys eventually meet some other people, and then dialogue became involved so i got lost again. So what i'm trying to say is that if you're a die-hard fan of Roman Polanski, you still probably won't like this short, black and white movie...

But i've seen something you haven't, I've seen something you haven't, i've seen something you haven't...


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