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The Promised Land

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Directed by Andrzej Wajda

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Adapted from Nobel Laureate Władysław Reymont's classic 1897 novel, The Promised Land is the story of three friends one Polish, one German and one Jewish - united in their ruthless pursuit of fortune. With stunning camerawork and sumptuous design, Andrzej Wajda depicts the explosive energy of a world being transformed by rampant industrialisation.

Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar (and also voted 'Best Film in the history of Polish cinema' in the monthly magazine FILM) Wajda's lavish epic is a wry, incisive, shocking and elegantly realized Dickensian tale of greed, human cruelty, exploitation and betrayal. This visceral examination of unbridled capitalism remains morally and politically incisive today.

The Promised Land is presented here in its original full-length, uncut cinema version

Extras
  • Presented from a new High-Definition restoration of the film, approved by the director
  • Newly filmed, exclusive interview with director Andrzej Wajda
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by author and film historian David Thompson
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SKU 5060114150713
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN076
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1975
Director Andrzej Wajda
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Poland
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound Stereo 2.0 (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Polish, German, Yiddish, Russian
Running time 163 min
DVD region 2
Certificate 15
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