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Title Ashes and diamonds [(DVD) videorecording] = Popiól i diament / Kadr ; Jeck Film ; screenplay, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Andrzej Wajda ; director Andrzej Wajda.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009], 1958.
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 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  POLISH ASH    DUE 06-21-21
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Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1); Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
Language Polish dialogue, English subtitles.
Cast Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski, Bogumil Kobiela, Jan Ciecierski, Stanislaw Milski, Artur Mlodnicki, Halina Kwiatkowska, Ignacy Machowski, Zbigniew Skowronski, Barbara Kfrafftówna, Aleksander Sewruk, Adolf Chronicki.
Credits Director of photography, Jerzy Wójcik ; camera, Krzysztof Winiewicz, Wieslaw Zdort, Zygmunt Krusznicki, Jerzy Szurowski, Bogdan Myslinski ; editor, Halina Nawrocka ; music conductor, Filip Nowak.
Note Based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
Summary Maciek is a young Resistance fighter who is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. The Soviet leader who has arrived in town to establish a new government. A mistake leads him to a beautiful barmaid who shows him what his life could be like and although killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Poland -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Poland -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Subject Polish language materials.
Genre Feature films.
Motion pictures Poland.
Polish language materials.
Added Author Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983.
Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-
Cybulski, Zbigniew, 1927-1967.
Krzyzewski, Eva.
Zastrzezynski, Waclaw.
Pawlikowski, Adam, 1925-1976.
Kobiela, Bogumil.
Ciecierski, Jan, 1899-1987.
Milski, Stanisław, 1897-1972.
Mlodnicki, Artur.
Kwiatkowska, Halina, 1921-
Machowski, Ignacy.
Skowroński, Zbigniew, 1909-1985.
Krafftówna, Barbara.
Sewruk, Aleksander.
Chronicki, Adolf.
Nowak, Filip.
Andrzejewski, Jerzy, 1909-1983. Popiół i diament.
Zespół Filmowy KADR.
Jeck Film (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Popiól i diament
Ashes and diamonds
Essential Art House. Ashes and diamonds
Note At head of title: Janus Films presents
ISBN 9781604651638
Standard No. 715515046817
Music No. EAH016 Criterion Collection
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