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Janda, Krystyna

Works: 258 works in 643 publications in 8 languages and 4,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  History  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Interviews  Historical films  Biography  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Krystyna Janda
Dekalog = The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in Polish and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten, approximately one-hour films made for Polish television that each feature one of the 10 commandments as a thematic construct
Mephisto by István Szabó( Visual )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Szabo's fable takes place at the beginning of the Nazi era, it may also be considered as an incisive metaporhical commentary on the director's experiences in Stalinist Hungary. The story of Hendrik Hofgen, provincial actor turned cultural beacon by the watchdogs of the Third Reich, is based, in part, on Klaus Mann's 1939 roman a clef about the life of prominent actor Gustav Grundgens and his faustian accomodations to the Nazis. Hofgen is overjoyed when Germany's Prime Minister, enthralled with his performance as Mephistopheles, confers upon him celebrity status and the directorship of the Prussian State Theater. Though troubled by the mysterious deaths of colleagues, the forced exile of his black mistress and the eventual estrangement of his theatrical designer wife, Hendrik craves the honorifics of his position. For the unsuspecting Hofgen, however, the price of fame is peonage to the system's megalomanic and unrelenting spotlight. (Does not circulate)
Człowiek z Marmuru = Man of marble by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 617 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
Człowiek z żelaza = Man of iron by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strike by the Polish union Solidarity takes place at the Gdansk shipyard in the summer of 1980. An alcoholic TV journalist is ordered to smear one of Solidarity's key figures, nicknamed the "Man of Iron."
Interrogation = Przesłuchanie by Ryszard Bugajski( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 173 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
Elles by Małgorzata Szumowska( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une journaliste enquête sur la prostitution estudiantine. Les révélations des jeunes femmes la perturbent, libération ou soumission? Une plongée en eaux troubles, une interprétation virtuose
The decalogue( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten short films, each based on one of the Ten Commandments
Na srebrnym globie by Andrzej Żuławski( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Polish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small group of cosmic explorers leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization on the moon. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own dream. They eventually die one by one, while their children revert to a primitive native culture, creating new myths and a new god
Tato = Daddy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Polish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his marriage falls apart, a father decides to kidnap his daughter rather than let the court award custody to his mentally ill wife
Dyrygent = The conductor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Polish and French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York Jan Jasocki, a famous émigré conductor, meets Marta, a visiting musician who is also the daughter of his first love. Nostalgic and homesick for Poland after 50 years abroad, he returns to conduct a local orchestra--the same orchestra he began with years ago. Conducting in Poland, however, is not what he had dreamed, and the concert becomes mired in government schemes to milk the political advantages of his return
Eine blassblaue Frauenschrift( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Austria 1936. Leonidas Tachezy, an Austrian government official happily married to the daughter of a prominent family, receives an unsettling letter. Twelve years before, as a student in Germany, he had an affair with a Jewish woman. Now she is asking for his help in placing a half-Jewish eleven year old boy in an Austrian school. [Leonidas wonders if] the child is his. Should he help, and at a time when the Nazis are on the rise?"--Container
Bez znieczulenia / Without anesthesia / Film Polski ; screenplay, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda ; produced by Barbara Pec-Slesicka ; directed by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Polish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Jerzy, a famous journalist just returned from as assignment abroad. Despite his success, his wife leaves him for an obnoxious young writer and refuses to explain why. Against everyone's advice, Jerzy fights the divorce and searches in vain for an explanation for why she left. At the same time, Jerzy finds that he has fallen out of official favor, for reasons no less mysterious
Zwolnieni z życia = Dismissed from life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Multiple languages and Polish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1989, just as Soviet domination over Eastern Europe is ending, this drama tells the story of a Security Unit officer who is threatened with legal action by a dissident. In an attempt to save himself, he has the dissident's brother, Marek, beaten and left to die in the city dump. Brain surgery saves the young man's life but also results in total amnesia. Marek wanders the streets, seeking both shelter and answers to his questions. He finds refuge with an eccentric bagwoman and regains his memory. Meanwhile, his assailants pursue him, fearing he will testify against them
Dekalog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally made for Polish television, Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in post-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Using the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration and an overarching structure, the ten hour-long films deftly grapple with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. Also presented are the longer theatrical versions of the series' fifth and sixth films: A short film about killing and A short film about love
Tylko się nie pchaj by Krystyna Janda( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Polish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dekalog. the Decalogue( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tatarak by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Polish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama"--IMDB website
W zawieszeniu = Suspended( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Polish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Marcel receives a death sentence for his role in the Home Army, Anna hides him for five years from the authorities. The changing political climate allows Marcel to emerge from the underground, but he is once again arrested
The decalogue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segments 1, 2 and 3 of ten films loosely based on the Ten Commandments. Decalogue I: A deeply moving story of the trust and affection between a father and his son. Decalogue II. A lonely elderly hospital consultant is asked by a patient's wife to predict her husband's chances of survival as she is pregnant by another man. Decalogue III. On a dark wintry Christmas Eve, Janusz is persuaded by his former lover to drive her all over Warsaw in search of her missing husband
Przedwiośnie = The spring to come( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Polish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Pole living in Baku loses his new love and his mother when the Russian Revolution sweeps over the city. Leaving for Poland, he experiences the war with the Bolsheviks and later tries to lead a peaceful life on his friend's estate, but is caught up in the conflicts of love and the appeal of revolutionary ideas
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Janda, Krystyna Jolanta 1952-

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