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Smierc prezydenta (1977)

Set at the historic moment of rebirth of Poland after World War I. The newly organized National Assembly elected Gabriel Narutowicz, a professor returning home from Switzerland to enter ... See full summary »

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zdzislaw Mrozewski Zdzislaw Mrozewski ... Gabriel Narutowicz
Marek Walczewski ... Eligiusz Niewiadomski
Henryk Bista ... Priest Nowakowski
Czeslaw Byszewski Czeslaw Byszewski ... Prime Minister Julian Nowak
Jerzy Duszynski ... Józef Pilsudski
Edmund Fetting ... General Józef Haller
Kazimierz Iwor Kazimierz Iwor ... Herman Lieberman
Julian Jabczynski Julian Jabczynski ... Stefan Przezdziecki
Erwin Kohlund Erwin Kohlund ... Prof. Isseling
Zbigniew Krynski Zbigniew Krynski ... Stanislaw Józef Thugutt
Leszek Kubanek ... Norbert Barlicki
Wlodzimierz Saar Wlodzimierz Saar ... Stanislaw Stronski
Jerzy Sagan Jerzy Sagan ... Wincenty Witos
Janusz Sykutera Janusz Sykutera ... Stanislaw Car
Tomasz Zaliwski ... Maciej Rataj
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Storyline

Set at the historic moment of rebirth of Poland after World War I. The newly organized National Assembly elected Gabriel Narutowicz, a professor returning home from Switzerland to enter public life, as the first President in the history of Polish Republic. The film shows the turmoil leading to Narutowicz's election by a National Assembly divided between Polish Nationalists and the minorities, comprising one third of the population. A few days after the election the President was assasinated by a fanatic Nationalist while opening an art exhibit. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Drama | History

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 October 1977 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Death of a President See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Not well edited but important movie to see.
13 February 2004 | by hr10023See all my reviews

This movies is not well edited but it is important movie to see. It shows Polish Nationalists /Fascists unhappy with the elected first President of Poland. It shows Polish antisemitism in governmment and in the streets. Jews as usual are stereotyped and portrayed with their beards and coats. Movie is kind of slow but I was glad that I saw it.


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