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Film Polski

Works: 275 works in 499 publications in 5 languages and 7,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Fiction  Motion pictures  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Danton by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic recounting of the power struggle between the leading figures of the French revolution, Danton and Robespierre. with the new republic in place, Robespierre heads the 'Committee for Public Safety" and has begun his "Reign of Terror", flushing out any dissenting voices and sending them to the guillotine. Danton returns to Paris after his self-imposed exile to call an end to the bloodshed, but in doing so makes a dangerous enemy of his former ally
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 885 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
Ashes and diamonds by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in Polish and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of a young Polish nationalist assassin who, when World War II ends, finds himself living uncertainly, moving from echoing bars to seedy hotel rooms, finding comfort in a girl and crazy jokes
Nóż w wodzie by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in Polish and English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of three people completely isolated for 24 hours aboard a weekend pleasure boat
Krótki film ó milości a short film about love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Polish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the lives of two human beings who have been deprived of the gift of love. A young postal worker falls in love with an older woman who lives in the flat opposite his. She attempts to prove to him that "love" is nothing more than a set of biological impulses, as a reaction to his voyeurism, and draws him into a game in which neither is the winner
Człowiek z Marmuru ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in Polish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes the form of an investigation into a man's life through recollections of several characters. A filmmaker uncovers the explosive facts behind a once-celebrated worker's elevation to 'stardom, ' his subsequent downfall and disgrace, and his eventual disappearance."--Container
Człowiek z żelaza Man of iron by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Polish Solidarity strike takes place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. An alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of the Solidarity's key figures, coined the "man of iron."
Amator Camera buff ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Polish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Polish with English subtitles
Kanał by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Polish and English and held by 254 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
Krótki film ó zabijaniu by Krzysztof Kieślowski ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Polish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. The equally searing execution of the murderer presents a powerful moral indictment of capital punishment
Przypadek Blind chance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Polish and held by 236 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
Bez końca No end ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Polish and held by 220 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
Blizna The scar ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Polish and held by 173 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
Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly on his beloved tin drum and perfects his uncannily piercing shrieks. An adaptation of Gunter Grass's acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire
Ostatni etap The last stage ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Polish and held by 139 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 )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 137 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 by Thomas Mann ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in German and held by 103 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
Der schweigende Stern ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 89 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
Pokolenie A generation by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in Polish and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a cocky Polish youth who decides to fight the Nazis after he falls for a pretty resistance leader. As he and his friends help escapees during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the innocence of a generation is lost under the grueling conditions of war
Matka Joanna od Aniołow Mother Joan of the angels by Jerzy Kawalerowicz ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Polish and held by 76 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
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Alternative Names
"Film Polski".
"Film Polski", Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe.
Films polski
Polish Film State Company
Polski Film
Polish (92)
French (30)
English (12)
German (8)
Multiple languages (1)