Ashes and Diamonds

Rated NR 100 minutes 1961

It's May 1945, and Nazi Germany has just surrendered. The war is over, but not in Poland. As the German soldiers vacate, the remaining Russian forces and Polish resistance fighters must work out the hierarchies of power in "liberated" Communist Poland. A Polish assassin (Zbigniew Cybulski) is given orders to kill a Russian soldier (Waclaw Zastrzezynsky) whom he, days before, was fighting alongside, and this moral conflict makes him question the goals for which he has been fighting.

Film Credits

Director: Andrzej Wajda

Writer: Andrzej Wajda

Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska and Waclaw Zastrzezynsky

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