Man on the Tracks

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Man on the Tracks

Man on the Tracks

Release Date: January 17, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"
Director    :   Andrzej Munk
Producers    :   Wilhelm Hollender
Writers    :   Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, Jerzy Stefan Stawiński
RunTime    :   81 mins.

In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914. An inquiry immediately follows. Testimony takes the form of flashbacks. Tuszka, the station master, believes Orzechowski was a saboteur; at least one on the inquiry panel agrees. Zapora, the young engineer on the train that hit Orzechowski, gives more complicated testimony about the dead man - stiff-necked, proud, imperious, critical of Zapora and other younger workers. The signalman at the crossing where Orzechowski died also testifies. Can the panel arrive at the truth in a world where workers unite, inferior coal is a badge of honor, and the old order is suspect?

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