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During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

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Andrzej Wajda

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Kazimierz Brandys (novel), Kazimierz Brandys (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Serge Merlin Serge Merlin ... Jakub Gold
Alina Janowska ... Lucyna
Elzbieta Kepinska ... Kazia, Malina's Niece
Jan Ciecierski ... Józef Malina
Tadeusz Bartosik ... Pankrat
Wladyslaw Kowalski ... Fialka
Irena Netto ... Jakub's Mother
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Stasia
Jan Ibel Jan Ibel ... Genio
Bogumil Antczak Bogumil Antczak ... Prisoner
Edmund Fetting ... Guest at Lucyna's Party
Roland Glowacki Roland Glowacki ... Guest at Lucyna's Party
Andrzej Herder ... Gestapo Officer
Zygmunt Hübner ... Gestapo Officer (as Zygmunt Hubner)
Zofia Jamry Zofia Jamry ... Woman Blackmailing Malina
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During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

11 September 1961 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kosta viattomain veri See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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A fair effort from Wajda about the Holocaust
24 August 2018 | by adamwarlockSee all my reviews

We follow a Jewish man in Warsaw just before and during WW2. He is jailed before the war for defending himself from an anti-semetic mob. The prisoners all escape as Warsaw is about to fall to the Germans. Then, he's in the ghetto, escapes and hides throughout the city. He wishes to return to the ghetto to share his people's fate rather than hide. He doesn't have the physical strength of his Biblical namesake but emotional strength. The film has kind of an unconvincing climax, needed a better fake explosion. Overall a good effort but not a home run for poland's greatest director.


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