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Popiół i diament = Ashes and diamonds

Author: Jerzy AndrzejewskiAndrzej WajdaZbigniew CybulskiEva KrzyzewskiWaclaw ZastrzezynskiAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Series: Essential art house.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : PolishView all editions and formats
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On the last day of World War II, Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader. The Soviet leader has arrived in town to establish a new government. A mistake leads Maciek to a beautiful barmaid who shows him what his life could be like. Although killing has been easy for Maciek in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
War films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Andrzejewski; Andrzej Wajda; Zbigniew Cybulski; Eva Krzyzewski; Waclaw Zastrzezynski; Adam Pawlikowski; Bogumił Kobiela; Jan Ciecierski; Stanisław Milski; Artur Młodnicki; Halina Kwiatkowska; Ignacy Machowski; Zbigniew Skowroński; Barbara Krafftówna; Aleksander Sewruk; Adolf Chronicki; Jerzy Wójcik; Krzysztof Winiewicz; Wiesław Zdort; Halina Nawrocka; Filip Nowak; Zespół Filmowy KADR.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 9781604651638 1604651636
OCLC Number: 320779656
Language Note: Polish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski.
Credits: Director of photography, Jerzy Wójcik ; camera, Krzysztof Winiewicz, Wieslaw Zdort, Zygmunt Krusznicki, Jerzy Szurowski, Bogdan Myslinski ; editor, Halina Nawrocka ; music conductor, Filip Nowak.
Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyżewska, Wacław Zastrzeżyński, Adam Pawlikowski, Bogumił Kobiela, Jan Ciecierski, Stanisław Milski, Artur Młodnicki, Halina Kwiatkowska, Ignacy Machowski, Zbigniew Skowroński, Barbara Kraftówna, Aleksander Sewruk, Adolf Chronicki.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Ashes and diamonds = Popiól i diament (1958, 103 min., b&w) / Kadr. ; directed by Andrzej Wajda ; producer, Stanisław Adler.
Series Title: Essential art house.
Other Titles: Popiół i diament (Motion picture)
Ashes and diamonds
Janus Films presents Essential Art House
Responsibility: Janus Films ; zespół autorów filmowych KADR przedstawia ; scenariusz na motywach powieści, Jerzego Andrzejewskiego ; [screenplay by], Jerzy Andrzejewski, Andrzej Wajda ; kierownictwo produkcji [produced by], Stanisław Adler ; reżyseria [directed by], Andrzej Wajda.

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On the last day of World War II, Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader. The Soviet leader has arrived in town to establish a new government. A mistake leads Maciek to a beautiful barmaid who shows him what his life could be like. Although killing has been easy for Maciek in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow the orders to kill him.

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