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Squaring the Circle (1984)

An account of how Lech Walesa and the "Solidarity" trade union confronted the might of Communist dictatorship in Poland.

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... Gwiazda
John Antrobus ... 1st. Witness
... Barcikowski
... Babiuch
Robert Bridges ... Kubikov
Robert Cartland ... Szydiak
Stuart Cox ... General Jaruzelski's Secretary
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... 2nd. Witness
Frank Ellis ... Miner
... Picket
Gordon Gostelow ... Mazowiecki
Michael Harbour ... Lis
... Kuron
... Lech Walesa
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An account of how Lech Walesa and the "Solidarity" trade union confronted the might of Communist dictatorship in Poland.

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31 May 1984 (UK)  »

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Agonas gia eleftheria  »

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Terrific political drama
29 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

In my opinion this one of Stoppards best works. I'm amazed that it has become almost invisible . it can't be found on disc . I've watched it on tape several times . It is a terrific reference point for anyone even slightly interested in the initial confrontations between "Solidarity" and the (then) Communistregime in Warsaw . The USSR's background machinations as a sub-plot are amusing too in the light of history .

While the film ends on a Bleak note (half a dozen years before the fall of the "Wall") , it was certainly a harbinger of things to come .

And , with the irony of the current confrontation between the EU and Poland over Gdansk's future , "Squaring the Circle" should be of interest for anyone involved . Brusells is about to do what Breshnev et Cie failed to do....bringing that pesky shipyard to it knees.

>>>>>>>>>>>Joel Laykin , HK


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