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Andrzej Monk directs this 1950s Polish film which explores less conventional means of heroism Andrzej Monk directs this 1950s Polish film which explores less conventional means of heroism
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Andrzej Munk s heroic symphony , set during WWII, presents two sardonic tales of courage and valour which aim to demystify the archetypal image of heroism. The first movement focuses on a seemingly feckless and selfish man and his ironic route to finally taking up arms in the national struggle against the Nazis. The second movement is set in a POW camp whose Polish inmates cling to their hopes for an eventual escape, encouraged by the legendary escape of one of their number.

Both tales converge to create a blackly comic and perceptive satire; a provocative, powerful, and potent anti-war poem considered amongst the most subversive films of the period.

Presented in a brand new HD digital transfer. Andrzej Munk s heroic symphony , set during WWII, presents two sardonic tales of courage and valour which aim to demystify the archetypal image of heroism. The first movement focuses on a seemingly feckless and selfish man and his ironic route to finally taking up arms in the national struggle against the Nazis. The second movement is set in a POW camp whose Polish inmates cling to their hopes for an eventual escape, encouraged by the legendary escape of one of their number.

Both tales converge to create a blackly comic and perceptive satire; a provocative, powerful, and potent anti-war poem considered amongst the most subversive films of the period.

Presented in a brand new HD digital transfer.

Extras

Short film: A Walk in in the Old Town of Warsaw (18 mins)

Booklet essay

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5060114150409
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN046
Year 1958
Director Andrzej Munk
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Aspect ratio 1.56:1
Colour B & W
Sound Original Mono (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Polish
Running time 81 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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