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Landscape After Battle (1970)

Krajobraz po bitwie (original title)
Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

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Andrzej Wajda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Olbrychski ... Tadeusz
Stanislawa Celinska ... Nina
Aleksander Bardini ... Profesor
Tadeusz Janczar ... Karol
Zygmunt Malanowicz ... ksiadz Redaktor
Mieczyslaw Stoor ... Chorazy
Leszek Drogosz ... Tolek
Stefan Friedmann ... Cygan
Jerzy Oblamski ... Wiezien
Jerzy Zelnik ... Komendant amerykanski
Malgorzata Braunek ... Niemka na rowerze
Anna German ... Amerykanka
Agnieszka Perepeczko ... kolezanka Niny (as Agnieszka Fitkau)
Alina Szpak Alina Szpak ... Nemka w koszarach (as Alina Szpakówna)
Józef Pieracki ... Kucharz
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Storyline

Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy to control the situation. A young poet who cannot quite find himself in this new situation, meets a headstrong Jewish young girl who wants him to run off with her, to the West. He cannot cope with her growing demands for affection, while still harboring the hatred for the Germans and disdain for his fellow men who quickly revert to petty enmities. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | English

Release Date:

8 September 1970 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Landscape After Battle See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Tadeusz: It's the living who're always right, not the dead.
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Folk Sensibility, Religious Posturing, and Sex
5 February 2006 | by settdiggerSee all my reviews

Aside from the fact that the women in the film are stunningly beautiful and all the camp prisoners are too fat, this film rings true on the chaos of the post-war.

Beautiful photography, and a powerful national expression of the Polish national character.

It's very slow at points, but its entire pacing is so different from American and Western European films that it's quite refreshing.

Both lead actors do a very good job. On the DVD version, you can see interviews with the principal actors and crew, and the lead actress Stanislawa Celinska has gained about 50 lbs and lost all of her beauty. But in 1970, she was a stunner.


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