Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance, War


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As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.


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  • Zbigniew Cybulski in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Zbigniew Cybulski in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Zbigniew Cybulski in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Zbigniew Cybulski in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Zbigniew Cybulski and Ewa Krzyzewska in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Ewa Krzyzewska in Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

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26 December 2005 | futures-1
What is the "last" night of a war like?
"Ashes and Diamonds" (Polish, 1958): And, this is the third of Wajda's trilogy about WWII in Poland, or perhaps better stated, inside the Polish people. This one is set on the last night of the war, and the following first day of official peace & freedom from German domination. As with both of the other films, nothing is as simple as it might first appear to us, or to the story's characters. Although it might not be "necessary" to view this trilogy three nights in a row (as I did), they SHOULD be seen in sequence. The writer and director chose exceptionally interesting and symbolic moments in time to place these stages. Note: NONE are upbeat, optimistic considerations of what war creates, except perhaps Wajda's inclination that the Poles do what they MUST for the greater good, even when it is for their individual worst.

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