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
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