Wajda's War Trilogy (A Generation/Kanal/Ashes & Diamonds) (1955)

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Released 30-Mar-2009
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This box set consists of the following DVDs;
A Generation (1955) , Kanal (1957) , Ashes & Diamonds (1958)

Master Polish director, Andrzej Wajda, received an Honorary Academy Award(R) in 1999 for almost five decades of work, beginning with his stunning 'war trilogy' detailing Polish resistance to Soviet and Nazi occupation during WWII. During the 50s, a young Wajda created three brilliant war dramas about the tragedy of the Polish resistance movement, beginning with his first-ever feature, A Generation (1955). The story of a wayward teen living on the outskirts of occupied Warsaw who joins the underground in a desperate bid to liberate his homeland, Wadja's style was brutal and confronting yet artful and expressionistic. His second film, Kanal (1957), sees members of the doomed Warsaw uprising escape into the hell of the city sewers as the Nazis approach, and won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, giving Wadja international acclaim. His masterpiece was Ashes and Diamonds (1958), which interweaves the fate of Poland with one man, a resistance fighter who becomes an anti-communist assassin at the end of the war but also finds love.

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Starring
Tadeusz Lomnicki
Urszula Modrzynska
Tadeusz Janczar
Janusz Paluszkiewicz
Teresa Izewska
Wienczyslaw Glinski
Tadeusz Gwiazdowski
Zbigniew Cybulski
Ewa Krzyzewska
Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Adam Pawlikowski
Ryszard Kotys
Roman Polanski
Directed by
Andrzej Wajda
Music
Andrzej Markowski
Adam Pawlikowski
Filip Nowak
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Multi
Disc (3)
RSDL
(84:53)
Drama 1955 277:41 (Case: 273) 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC) 4
Video
Widescreen Varies, 16x9 Enhanced
Full Frame
Audio
Polish Dolby Digital (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Interviews-Crew-An Interview with Director Andrzej Wajda, Trailer-Open City by Roberto Rosellini, Trailer-Closely Observed Trains by Jiri Menzel, Trailer-Europa Europa by Agnieszka Holland, Trailer-The Thief by Pavel Chukhrai, Interviews-Crew-An Interview with Director Andrzej Wajda, Trailer-Open City by Roberto Rosellini, Trailer-Closely Observed Trains by Jiri Menzel, Trailer-Europa Europa by Agnieszka Holland, Trailer-The Tin Drum by Volker Schlöndorff., Interviews-Crew-An Interview with Director Andrzej Wajda, Trailer-Open City by Roberto Rosellini, Trailer-Closely Observed Trains by Jiri Menzel, Trailer-Europa Europa by Agnieszka Holland, Trailer-The Tin Drum by Volker Schlöndorff
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