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Film Polski

Works: 241 works in 555 publications in 6 languages and 7,189 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Political films  Crime films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Producer, Editor, isb, Distributor, Other
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 )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,146 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 1,086 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
Przypadek = Blind chance by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in Polish and Chinese and held by 551 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
Człowiek z żelaza = Man of iron by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 377 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
Nóż w wodzie = Knife in the water by Roman Polanski( Visual )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 313 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 292 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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filip est employé d'une fabrique dans une petite ville. Ses collèges lui offrent une caméra super-8 pour la naissance de son fils. Il se découvre une passion envahissante qui va le pousser à filmer tout ce qu'il voit. Il filme ainsi son usine et gagne un prix à un concours amateur de Lodz. Sa passion tourne à l'obsession, ce qui provoque l'incompréhension de son entourage et de sa femme. Avec Jerzy Stuhr, Malgorzata Zabkowska, Ewa Pokas. En supplément, comprend: Têtes parlantes, court-métrage / Krzysztof Kieslowski , réal. [15 min]
Krótki film ó zabijaniu = A short film about killing by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in Polish and held by 278 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
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
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's ghost is warning her about the man chosen to replace him
Kanał by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in Polish and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second film in Wadja's wartime resistance trilogy, Kanal (literally translated "sewer") is set in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, where a detachment of the nationalist Home Army is forced into the sewers of the city. Dubbed into English
Człowiek z Marmuru = Man of marble by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 202 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
Blizna = The scar by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in Polish and held by 182 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
Interrogation = Przesłuchanie by Ryszard Bugajski( Visual )

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

Banned for eight years, 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
Ostatni etap = The last stage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Polish and held by 128 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
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in German and held by 100 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on actual events at Loudun, it was one of the first post-war Polish films not dealing with the theme of war to be seen in the West. In a 17th century Polish convent a priest, abbott Suryn, investigating demonic possession among the nuns, becomes the object of desire of the Mother Superior, mother Joan of the Angels
Pokolenie = A generation by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in Polish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II a Polish youth decides to fight the Nazis when he falls for a pretty Resistance leader. He and his friends treat their job helping people escape the Warsaw ghetto like a game, but soon learn that war is a deadly business. First film in a war trilogy that continues with Kanal and ends with Ashes and Diamonds
Seksmisja = Sex mission( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction film about the year 2044. Two men, voluntarily hibernated in 1991, are awakened 53 years later to learn that males don't exist anymore. A nuclear war destroyed everything, including men. Women are ruling from the underground. Facing harsh treatment from their female guards, these two men are determined to save themselves and reestablish the male population
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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 waterBuddenbrooksPokolenie = A generation