At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ...
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.Written by
Poland's official submission to the 1976's Oscar to the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »
When Bucholz is beating August, his cane is bending. See more »
I have nothing, you have nothing, and he has nothing; that means together we have enough to start a factory.
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On 21 May 1978 Public television aired the first episode of a mini-series which was based on the theatrical version. The television version contains four parts and is about 25 minutes longer than the version previously shown in cinemas across Poland. In October 2000 there was a new release of the movie in Polish cinemas. The new version is about 30 minutes shorter than the original one but while it doesn't contain some scenes from the original edition it also includes some scenes which was taken from the television version. The sound of the new version was digitally remastered. See more »
Usually I tend to hold on to those movies where there are many things I can relate to, in other words modern realistic dramas.
In this case, even if many situations in the film is dramatized incredible, its still a world that in some way did historical exist when Europe was early industrialized. A storyline of a very raw world these people lived in, with a very hard over dramatized personal directions of the actors: This is a typical East-European style of a movie, when it comes to directing and acting. Even if I was a bit put off by this over dramatization I was glued to the screen.
This production is so well done in all aspects that you will be tussed around in your mind and almost put to trans like you did when you saw animated movies as a child.
I disparead for many moments, and just fell into the movie, living in the story, something I seldom do nowadays.
The entire concept of this movie is stunning. The technical quality is about the best I have ever seen and heard of a movie that is that old.
The scenaries are completely mind blowing, considering that digital effects didn't exist 1975. Photography that is remarkable beautiful and for the time a fantastic sound engineering when it comes to recording and post.
I watched this film on DVD screened by very good equipment, and It was shocking that that quality could be produced 1975.
Respect for Polish film workers !
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