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Black Thursday (2011)

Czarny czwartek. Janek Wisniewski padl (original title)
Antoni Krauze reminds one of the darkest history of the cards with PRL. Spectacular reconstruction of the dramatic events in Gdynia, ended a brutal pacification of demonstrators by troops and militia in 1970.


Antoni Krauze
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Credited cast:
Piotr Andruszkiewicz Piotr Andruszkiewicz ... Romek
Justyna Bartoszewicz Justyna Bartoszewicz ... Nurse
Magdalena Bochan Magdalena Bochan
Ryszard Brozek Ryszard Brozek
Mateusz Brzezinski Mateusz Brzezinski
Maciej Brzoska Maciej Brzoska
Beata Buczek-Zarnecka Beata Buczek-Zarnecka
Janusz Chlebowski Janusz Chlebowski
Daniel Chryc Daniel Chryc
Piotr Chys Piotr Chys
Witold Debicki ... Mieczyslaw Moczar
Andrzej Debski Andrzej Debski ... Józef Tejchma
Mateusz Deskiewicz Mateusz Deskiewicz ... Adam Gotner
Lukasz Dobosz Lukasz Dobosz
Grzegorz Duda Grzegorz Duda ... Edward Hulsz


Antoni Krauze reminds one of the darkest history of the cards with PRL. Spectacular reconstruction of the dramatic events in Gdynia, ended a brutal pacification of demonstrators by troops and militia in 1970.

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Drama | History







Release Date:

25 February 2011 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Thursday See more »

Filming Locations:

Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one of the very last scenes, when the Drywa family are on the train, a modern graffiti tag can be seen on the stairs of the train platform. See more »


Ballada o Janku Wisniewskim
Composed by Andrzej Korzynski
Written by Krzysztof Dowgiallo
Performed by Kazik Staszewski
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Astonishingly Honest Depiction Of Deeply Tragic Events in Poland Of 1970
16 May 2018 | by denis888See all my reviews

I am both Russian and Pole and I admire Polish cinema as well as strong Russian one. The lifelong interest in Polish history is my passion and so I was very deeply curious about 2011' s Polish film Black Thursday. Janek Wisniewski Dead. The very theme of 1970's Gdansk / Gdynia Shipworks strike is a hugely interesting one, so I watched this film at one go and with miffled breath. And there was no any disappointment. In fact, this is a tremendou;sy powerful movie depicting severa; tragic days of Polish modern history, when workers had a strike protesting against prices growth. Whet we see is a multi-faceted canvass showing several people and their fate within these events. I will not retell the film or dislose any details. Insread, I will say that a very correct tonality, well-paced tenpo, excellent mix of real documentary films and new movie, awesome depth of characters, including those in the common folk or military ranks is a breathtaking winner. The film is deeply tragic, it shows everyday life of Poles in 70's astounishigly well. Filmmakers managed to portray both wrath of strikers, cold-blood brutality of the army, senile frenzy of Political leaders, and an overwhelming sense of despair, frea, loss, pain, excruciating delirium and frenetic violence. This is a must-see film, but be warned - it is vert honest, brutal, col, even merciless.

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