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Polart (Firm)

Works: 373 works in 452 publications in 2 languages and 5,058 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Popiół i diament Ashes and diamonds ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Rural Poland, on the last days of World War II. The Nazis have surrendered, and the Red Army has criss-crossed the country. With the battle against the Nazis over, a new struggle emerges against the communists. A group of Polish patriots boldy set out to assassinate a mid-level communist-party functionary. Macick is the trigger man, but when he spots a blonde behind the bar, his priorities change. The final film in what has come to be known as the director's 'war trilogy'
T︠S︡irk Circus ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in Russian and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Alexandrov's attempt at importing American musical comedy into Soviet film. An American circus star who has a black baby can only find happiness with the Soviet people in the Soviet Union
Kanal Canal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Begins on the 56th day of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis during World War II. A ragtag group of trained and untrained Resistance fighters hold on to the front line. They try to live a relatively normal life, and even find time to play the piano. They achieve small victories, but must retreat into the sewers in order to survive
Potop The deluge ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Polish and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The Swedish army's 17th century invasion of Poland is intertwined with the love story of Andrzej and Oleńka
Zezowate szczęście Bad luck ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Polish and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Jan, a middle-aged, nondescript everyman, desperately wants to remain in prison, though the state says it is time for him to go. As he tells his life story of hard luck and misfortune, covering the years from 1930 to 1950, it is clear that he has been so busy trying to please others that he never noticed the enormous changes happening around him
Samson by Andrzej Wajda( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A psychological study of Jakub Gold, a Polish Jew imprisoned for killing a schoolmate in a brawl. He is released from prison at the outbreak of World War II, only to be confined to the Warsaw ghetto. Escaping the ghetto, he is confined--by the fear of being Jewish in a world hostile to Jews
Volga, Volga muzykalʹnai︠a︡ komedii︠a︡ = Wolga, Wolga ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in Russian and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Love story in which the boy and girl quarrel over whether his classical music performance or her folk music performance will win the Moscow amateur talent show
Eroica by Andrzej Munk( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Polish and held by 122 libraries worldwide
"Based on a pair of World War II stories by J.S. Stawinski, the film unfolds in two parts. The first tells the tale of a small-time black marketeer, who cares little about the war but unwittingly becmes involved with the Polish Resistance. In the second story, Polish military prisoners battle boredom and despair in a prison camp. One inmate makes a brave if foolhardy attempt to escape, giving hope to the other prisoners"--Container
Pan Wołodyjowski Colonel Wolodyjowski ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Polish and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Set in the year 1668, the Turks are invading Poland. Colonel Wolodyjowski, the leader of the Polish troops, forms an alliance with a group of Polish Tartars and mount a final defense against the massive army of the Turkish Sultan
Ogniem i mieczem With fire and sword ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The historical background is the 17th century. Poland was the largest, the most democratic, and the most tolerant country in Europe. However, the tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic
Ostatni etap The last stage ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Martha Weiss, a Jew, is sent to Auschwitz concentration camp with her family. On the first day of their arrival Martha is, by a coincidence, chosen as an interpreter, but her entire family is killed. The horrible lives of female inmates of Auschwitz are chronicled in this accurate recreation of actual events. Based on the actual experiences of film director, Wanda Jakubowska, as a prisoner of a German concentration camp."--Container
Niewinni czarodzieje ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Polish and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A handsome but insensitive young doctor spends his evenings playing jazz in a small club, and having one-night stands. One night he invites a young girl to his room and they spend the night talking. In the morning, she has disappeared ... or has she?
Veselye rebi︠a︡ta muzykalʹnai︠a︡ kino-komedii︠a︡ = The world is laughing ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in Russian and held by 86 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy which pits a whip-cracking, animal-herding, good-hearted rustic with a fine voice and a Pan-like effect on all who hear him against a so-called "finer" stratum of society. Leaving a trail of mirth and mayhem from the seaside to the Moscow theater world, our hero eventually finds harmony and lifelong melody with a pretty, tuneful serving girl
Jeszcze tylko ten las Just beyond this forest ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Polish and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Set in 1942, the film opens with an Aryan washerwoman arriving in the Warsaw ghetto. The Jewish woman she worked for before the war hires her to take her young daughter to the countryside until the war is over
Człowiek na torze Man on the tracks ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 82 libraries worldwide
An engine driver is found slumped across train tracks in the middle of the night. Characters who knew the man investigate his death, each relating their own interpretation. This classic of anti-Stalinism film examines the problems of 1950s Poland
On the banks of the Niemen Nad Niemnem ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Romance and class struggles clash against a background of the 1863 uprising against Russian occupation. Based on the classic Polish novel The River Niemen by Eliza Orzeszkowa
Austeria by Jerzy Kawalerowicz( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Polish and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Early in World War I, a group of Orthodox Jews flee from the Cossack army. A secluded country inn becomes their temporary refuge, where emotional attachments, brief love affairs, and even a renewed faith in humankind inspire them
Lotna ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Polish and held by 75 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized homage to the service of the Polish cavalry in World War II. The cavalry is symbolized by Lotna, a white horse first appearing under a barrage of shellfire, and ultimately ridden into battle against the invading tanks of Nazi Germany
Ulica graniczna ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A tragedy about an old tailor who tries to save his daughters and others in the Warsaw ghetto. Culminates with the uprising of 1943, when Jews, supported by the Polish underground, take up arms and die fighting
Pocia̧g Night train ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Polish and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Jerzy, a man running from the authorities, and Marta, who's trying to escape her spurned lover, end up in the same sleeper berth on an overnight train. Passengers become a frenzied rumor-fueled lynch mob when police board looking for an escaped killer
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