WorldCat Identities

Polart (Firm)

Overview
Works: 323 works in 491 publications in 3 languages and 5,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Motion pictures  Melodrama  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Polart (Firm)
Popiół i diament = Ashes and diamonds by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict between idealism and instinct is revealed in this story of a Polish Resistance fighter who assassinates the wrong man on the last day of World War II. This testament to the destructiveness of political fanaticism by made by Polish director Andrzej Wajda, based on a novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski. Dubbed English version
Kanał by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grim drama, set in Warsaw in September 1944, about a group of Polish insurgents trying to escape from the Nazis by taking to the city's sewers
Potop = The deluge( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Polish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swedish army's 17th century invasion of Poland is intertwined with the love story of Andrzej and Oleńka
Pan Wołodyjowski = Colonel Wolodyjowski( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and English and held by 137 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Polish and held by 135 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Polish and held by 135 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
Eroica by Andrzej Munk( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Polish and held by 127 WorldCat member 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
Samson by Maurice Tourneur( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Polish and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starring Jeffrey Scallon as Samson and Alyse Nicole as Delilah, Samson accurately follows the story as told in the book of Judges and uniquely depicts the rise, fall, and ultimate victory of the Old Testament judge who points to the Messiah, the eternal Savior of the whole world."
T︠S︡irk = Circus by Coronet Instructional Materials (Firm)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Russian and held by 122 WorldCat member 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
Volga, Volga : muzykalʹnai︠a︡ komedii︠a︡ = Wolga, Wolga by Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich Aleksandrov( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Russian and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic musical comedty that turned Lyubov Orlova into a Russian mega star. The setting is a giant steamboat making its way up the Volga River. On board is a motley collection of amateur singers and dancers travelling to Moscow to participate in a musical contest. One of the best loved films in Russia produced by the Soviet regime
Austeria by Jerzy Kawalerowicz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Polish and held by 117 WorldCat member 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
Zezowate szczęście = Bad luck by Andrzej Munk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Polish and held by 115 WorldCat member 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
Ulica graniczna by Aleksander Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Polish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of several families from different social classes in a neighborhood of pre-war Warsaw are changed by tragic events
Lotna by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Polish and held by 83 WorldCat member 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
Człowiek na torze = Man on the tracks by Andrzej Munk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 82 WorldCat member 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 by Kazimierz Radowicz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 82 WorldCat member 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
Jeszcze tylko ten las = Just beyond this forest( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Polish and held by 81 WorldCat member 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
Vabank( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Polish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy set in Warsaw of the 1930s, the best burglar in the country leaves prison after serving six years and plans to get even with his partner who put him there
Celuloza( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Polish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peasant's son becomes politically radicalized, after moving to the big city to work in a cellulose factory
 
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