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Kanal

Wajda, Andrzej

Criterion Collection, 2005

Title:
Kanal
Director:
Wajda, Andrzej
Production Co:
KADR Film Unit [Film Polski]
Description:
DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
Feature.   96 minutes.   b/w.   fullscreen.   sound - Dolby digital monaural.  
Country:
Poland
Year:
1957
Publisher:
Criterion Collection, 2005
Language:
Polish with optional English subtitles
Genre:
Drama, War
Notes:
“Watch them closely, for these are the last hours of their lives,” announces a narrator, foretelling the tragedy that unfolds as a war-ravaged company of Home Army resistance fighters tries to escape the Nazi onslaught through the sewers of Warsaw. Determined to survive, the men and women slog through the hellish labyrinth, piercing the darkness with the strength of their individual spirits. Supplemental material includes: interview with Wajda, assistant director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski; interview by Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider; stills gallery; essay by film critic John Simon.