During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.
Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
Shortly after World War II an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to the U.S. and both expect that she will soon follow him.... See full summary »
Dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The first target of German troops in the invasion of Poland is a small garrison at Westerplatte. Outnumbered and out-gunned, the Poles mount a fierce defense against an overwhelming enemy.
This was a first for me. I never had seen a Polish film. It is well done with some nice settings and excellent cinematography. But it grinds on and on and on... There is predictable sex and unseeimngly harsh discipline as inexperienced waiters serve stereotyped upper class diners. (Interesting this was done during the "workers paradise" phase of Poland's turbulent history. ) Nor is it clear in which era the story is set. Judging from the women's fashion, it seems to be somewhere between 1925 and 1935. Worth a look if you're interested in what a Polish movie looks like. But a challenging or entertaining evening it ain't!
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