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The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)

Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie (original title)
Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses ... See full summary »

Director:

Piotr Szulkin

Writer:

Piotr Szulkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Wilhelmi ... Iron Idem
Krystyna Janda ... Gea
Mariusz Dmochowski ... Head of TV Station
Jerzy Stuhr ... Attorney
Marek Walczewski ... Committee Receptionist
Bozena Dykiel ... Nurse Drawing Blood
Joanna Zólkowska ... Woman with Dog
Wieslaw Drzewicz ... Old Man
Stanislaw Gawlik ... Idem's Porter
Janusz Gajos ... Water Supply Worker
Juliusz Kalinowski Juliusz Kalinowski ... Old Man Donating Blood
Stanislaw Tym ... Secret Agent
Zbigniew Buczkowski ... Policeman
Józef Skrzek Józef Skrzek ... Instant Glue Band Leader
Leonard Andrzejewski ... Male Nurse in Dormitory
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Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Amazing!
26 June 2006 | by aardvarksilenceSee all my reviews

One of the best Polish movies I've ever seen.

In this movie based on Well's book we won't see any laser guns or lots of explosions and all the war with the Martians (that look quite cheesy), but the war between people and mass media which is still actual.

The movie also features good acting, interesting and characteristic music and intelligent message which makes you think about the huge brain washer also known as television.

Go and see it, if you want to see a piece of fantastic and non-commercial film-making. It definitely deserves more attention, more than the crappy sci-fi flicks that usually hit the box office.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

20 February 1983 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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