About

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 is given orders to kill a Russian soldier whom he, days before, was fighting alongside, and this moral conflict makes him questio...

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Directed by

Andrzej Wajda

Written by

Andrzej Wajda (Screenplay)
Jerzy Andrzejewski (Screenplay)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

Poland

Language

Polish

Tagline

Touched with the fire and rebellion of a new generation of Polish film makers

Cast

Keywords

post war

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