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Film Polski

Works: 247 works in 533 publications in 6 languages and 7,157 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Political films  Television mini-series  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Distributor, Other, isb
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Film Polski
Most widely held works by Film Polski
Danton by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Maximilien Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container
Człowiek z żelaza = Man of iron by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic portrayal of the Polish Solidarity strike whic took place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. In the storyline an alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of Solidarity's key figures who's called the "man of iron." Director Wajda has combined fact with fiction by using flashbacks that incorporate rare film footage and by involving famed leader, Lech Walesa, both in the documentary and fictional portions of the film
Przypadek = Blind chance by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in Polish and Chinese and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing an unclear future, Witek, an earnest young Polish medical student, chooses to put his education on hold. What happens next spawns into three successive scenarios depending on whether Witek catches or misses his train--giving him three different futures. Whether as an idealistic Communist Party member, an ambivalent dissident or a devoted healer and husband, the young Pole's destiny is shaped by a troubled present poised to engulf him
Nóż w wodzie = Knife in the water by Roman Polanski( Visual )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three people completely isolated for 24 hours aboard a weekend pleasure boat
Popiół i diament = Ashes and diamonds by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in Polish and English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of World War II a young Polish nationalist assassin finds himself living uncertainly, moving from echoing bars to seedy hotel rooms, and finding comfort in a girl and crazy jokes
Amator = Camera buff by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Polish and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happily married and economically stable, Filip Mosz buys an 8mm film camera with the intention of filming his newborn child - and capturing the moment of attaining a lifelong dream. But when a powerful director of the town's local factory recruits him to film an important board meeting, Filip's fascination with the medium grows into a passionate dedication. Now Filip has command of a larger film unit and networks to enrich his career. Filip eventually reaches an irreconcilable deadlock with his wife, friends and the director who previously supported his cinematic ambitions
Krótki film ó milości = a short film about love by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Polish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, features Grazyna Szapolowska and Olaf Lubaszenko
Krótki film ó zabijaniu = A short film about killing by Tadeusz Łomnicki( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Polish and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krzysztof Kieślowski's movie dealing with an ethical puzzle pitting random coincidence against irresistible fate. The movie employs an arsenal of cinematic imagination to create a portrait of savagery and redemption in life
Bez końca = No end by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Polish and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antek was one of the few lawyers willing to take on political cases in a period of enforced martial law. Upon his unexpected death, Antek's wife Ulla struggles to cope with her grief. She eventually takes on the task of finding another attorney to take over one of her husband's cases to defend a man jailed for leading a labor strike. After connecting a colleague from Antek's past with the prisoner's wife, a series of mysterious signals make Ulla believe that Antek ghost is warning her about the man choosen to replace him
Kanał by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Polish and English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un groupe de résistants polonais en lutte contre les Allemands fuit à travers les égoûts. Il n'y aura pas de survivants
Człowiek z Marmuru by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man of marble" is about the attempts of a zealous young woman filmmaker to make a documentary about Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer who in the early days of the Communist revolution in Poland, was hailed by the States as a national hero for his productivity feats and became as famous as any film star, only to disappear mysteriously from the record books in 1952. The filmmaker is determined to reveal what happened to Birkut and why
Przypadek = Blind chance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. This unforgettable film follows Witek, a medical student with an uncertain future in Communist Poland; the movie dramatizes Witek's journey as a series of different possibilities, suggesting that chance rules our lives as much as choice. First suppressed and then censored by the Polish government
Blizna = The scar by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in Polish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious small town Polish communist official prepares to receive a delegation from Warsaw. At stake is a large fertilizer factory contract that would mean hundreds of jobs for a dirt poor rural province. But winning the contract creates more problems than it solves as politicians, environmentalists, and displaced citizens alike inadvertently plumb the gap between socialism and the anarchy of human nature. The builder turned reluctant factory director's "quiet conscience" becomes the moral center of a sprawling, Altmanesque tapestry of greed, conspiracy and grudge holding
Ostatni etap = The last stage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Polish and held by 159 WorldCat member 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
Interrogation = Przesłuchanie by Ryszard Bugajski( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrogation is a scathing condemnation of political systems that resort to any sort of torture to crush dissent. A cabaret singer in 1950's Warsaw is victimized by a Stalinist government
Buddenbrooks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Thomas Mann's story of three generations of the Buddenbrooks family from Lübeck, Germany, and how they struggle to maintain their status as one of the city's most wealthy and respected families
The silent star = Der schweigende Stern by Kurt Maetzig( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an unusual rock with a cylinder inside is found in the Gobi Desert, scientists determine its origin as the planet Venus. A crew of astronauts is sent there to learn more. Meanwhile experts attempt to decode the message that was encoded on the spool within and determine why Venus is utterly silent
Matka Joanna od Aniołow = Mother Joan of the angels by Jerzy Kawalerowicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Polish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation par le poète Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz de la célèbre affaire des possédées de Loudun. Avec Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit and Anna Ciepielewska
A generation by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in Polish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wajda, who fought for the Resistance during World War II, offers an unsentimental appraisal of heroism in the tale of a cocky Polish youth who decides to fight the Nazis after he falls for a pretty Resistance leader. Barely out of their teens, he and his friends approach their first mission - like a game of cops and robbers
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.28 for Przypadek ... to 0.81 for The Polish ...)

Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum
Alternative Names

"Film Polski", Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe

Films polski


P.P. "Film Polski"

Polish Film State Company

Polski Film

PP "Film Polski"

Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe Film Polski

Nóż w wodzie = Knife in the waterBuddenbrooks