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Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013)

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writer:

Janusz Glowacki (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Lech Walesa
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Danuta Walesa
Iwona Bielska ... Ilona
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Nawislak
Maria Rosaria Omaggio Maria Rosaria Omaggio ... Oriana Fallaci
Ewa Kolasinska Ewa Kolasinska ... Pracownica stoczni
Miroslaw Baka ... Klemens Gniech, dyrektor stoczni
Michal Czernecki ... Male Secretary of POP
Remigiusz Jankowski Remigiusz Jankowski ... Stoczniowiec
Wojciech Kalarus ... Przewodniczacy
Piotr Probosz Piotr Probosz ... Mijak
Marcin Hycnar ... KOR-owiec Rysiek
Maciej Marczewski ... KOR-owiec
Maciej Konopinski Maciej Konopinski ... Tajniak SB
Cezary Kosinski ... Majchrzak
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The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Italian

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Walesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

€3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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One of the contenders to play the part of Oriana Fallaci was Italian star Monica Bellucci. Her salary was, however, too high for the producers so they decided to cast Maria Rosaria Omaggio instead. See more »

Connections

References Man of Iron (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Kocham wolnosc
Written by Bogdan Lyszkiewicz
Performed by Chlopcy Z Placu Broni
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Would work better as a comedy
12 October 2013 | by ggk-34-546807See all my reviews

With all respect to Walensa - I honestly think this movie would work better as a comedy. The subplot with Walesna wife as well some comedic one-liners are the most enjoyable things about this movie.

There's just isn't much to it. The movie spent more time "talking" about what great man Walensa is rather then "SHOWING" it. I think they did an excellent job of showing what colorful character he is but at the same times movie doesn't spent much time to have you feel what struggles hes going trough. His just "There". It simply lack emotions and there is something anti-climatic about the way it ends.

When the movie ended I truly felt I've only seen 1/3 of a movie. Some good moments and an excellent cast but as a whole nothing special...


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