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Korczak

Author: Andrzej WajdaWojciech PszoniakEwa DalkowskaTeresa Budzisz-KrzyżanowskaAgnieszka HollandAll authors
Publisher: [Poland] : Studio Filmowe Perspektywa, New York, NY : Kino Lorber, 1990. 2012. ©1990.
Series: Kino classics, K974
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : PolishView all editions and formats
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"Henryk Goldszmit had become a Polish icon in the 1930s, through his writings, teachings, and radio programs for children, under the name of Janusz Korczak. WHen the kids from the Warsaw orphanage were to be deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka, he refused ot abandon them, and with them he died in the Holocaust. Academy award winning director Andrzej Wajda (Katyn) brings this tragic tale to the screen in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Biographical films
Feature films
Historical films
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: Janusz Korczak; Janusz Korczak
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrzej Wajda; Wojciech Pszoniak; Ewa Dalkowska; Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska; Agnieszka Holland; Studio Filmowe "Perspektywa."; Kino Classics (Firm)
OCLC Number: 802467525
Language Note: In Polish with optional English subtitles.
Notes: 2012 DVD release of the 1990 motion picture.
Credits: Directed by Andrzej Wajda ; written by Agnieszka Holland ; music, Wojciech Kilar.
Cast: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska, Marzena Trybala.
Target Audience: "Not rated"--container.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (117 minutes) : Black and white, mono ; 4 3/4 inches.
Details: DVD; mono; widescreen (16:9).
Series Title: Kino classics, K974
Responsibility: directed by Andrzej Wajda ; written by Agnieska Holland.

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"Henryk Goldszmit had become a Polish icon in the 1930s, through his writings, teachings, and radio programs for children, under the name of Janusz Korczak. WHen the kids from the Warsaw orphanage were to be deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka, he refused ot abandon them, and with them he died in the Holocaust. Academy award winning director Andrzej Wajda (Katyn) brings this tragic tale to the screen in Korczak, starring Wojciech Pszoniak as the kind and fiercely committed doctor. After the Nazis invade Poland, the Jewish Korczak and his orphans are moved into the newly formed Ghettos, where he scrounges for food and vainly tries to protect the children from the violence and famine outside their walls. With a powerful script by Agnieszka Holand (Europa Europa), stunning B&W cinematography by Robby Müller (Dead Man), and performed with self-immolating intensity by Pozoniak and the phenomenally talented ensemble of child actors, Korczak is, as Steven Spielberg wrote, "one of the most important European pictures about the Holocaust"--container.

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