Ashes and Diamonds

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Ashes and Diamonds

polish resistance soviet military post war post world war ii post-war poland

Ashes and Diamonds

Release Date: October 03, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «Touched with the fire and rebellion of a new generation of Polish film makers»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies    :   Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"
Director    :   Andrzej Wajda
Producers    :   Stanisław Adler, Roman Mann
Writers    :   Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Andrzejewski
RunTime    :   103 mins.

It's May 1945, and Nazi Germany has just surrendered. The war is over, but not in Poland. As the German soldiers vacate, the remaining Russian forces and Polish resistance fighters must work out the hierarchies of power in "liberated" Communist Poland. A Polish assassin is given orders to kill a Russian soldier whom he, days before, was fighting alongside, and this moral conflict makes him question the goals for which he has been fighting.




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