Rated NR 90 minutes 1957

This Polish film, divided into two segments, examines what it means to be a hero. Set during World War II, the first segment follows a man forced to become a soldier during the Warsaw Uprising. As the man continues to drink and resist fighting, his choice seems less the cowardly option than the sane one. In the second segment, a soldier tries to escape from a POW camp. While it is unclear whether or not he succeeded, the attempt unnerves the guards and inspires the other prisoners.

Film Credits

Director: Andrezej Munk

Writer: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski

Cast: Kazimierz Rudzki, Barbara Polomska, Edward Dziewonski and Leon Niemczyk

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