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Czlowiek z zelaza / Man of iron

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Jerzy Radziwiâ±owicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania, Wiesâ±awa Kosmalska, Irena Byrska, Bogusâ±aw Linda ; with Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz.

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." In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

 

 

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Dekalog / The Decalogue

Directed by: Krzysztof Kie´slowski.

Cast: Casts vary per individual film.

Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships. In Polish with English subtitles. VHS; hi-fi.

 

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The double life of Veronique / La double vie de Veronique

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Cast: Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Aleksander Bardini, Louis Ducreux, Claude Duneton, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik.

Born on the same day, a young Polish singer and a French music teacher and aspiring singer share the same talents and the same sense that somewhere there exists another person with whom her life is intertwined. VHS.

 

 

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Greta

Directed by: Krzysztof Gruber.

Cast: Janusz Grabowski, Agnieszka Kruszewska.

In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Korczak

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Wojtek Pszoniak and Ewa Dalkowska.

Tells the true story of Janusz Korczak, a renowned physician and author who ran a home for Jewish orphans in 1930's Warsaw. In Polish with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Man of marble

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda.

Cast: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radzilowics.

Film investigates a man's life through the recollections of several characters. A Polish Citizen Kane. In Polish with enhanced English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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