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
Writers    :   Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Andrzejewski
RunTime    :   103 mins.

A young academy soldier, Maciek Chelmicki, is ordered to shoot the secretary of the KW PPR. A coincidence causes him to kill someone else. Meeting face to face with his victim, he gets a shock. He faces the necessity of repeating the assassination. He meets Krystyna, a girl working as a barmaid in the restaurant of the "Monopol" hotel. His affection for her makes him even more aware of the senselessness of killing at the end of the war. Loyalty to the oath he took, and thus the obligation to obey the order, tips the scales.

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