Kanal (Canal) (They Loved Life) (1961)
Average Rating: 8.1/10
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Release Date: May 9, 1961 Wide
Average Rating: 4.3/5
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The second of Polish director Andrzej Wajda's WWII trilogy, following Pokolenie (A Generation) and preceding Popiol I diament (Ashes and Diamonds), Kanal is the most physically harrowing of the set. Based on the experiences of Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, a Polish patriot who participated in the battle for Warsaw in 1939 as an 18-year-old and in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, the action takes place in the last week of the 63-day Uprising, as the Nazis hunt down what few freedom fighters remain. A band of
May 9, 1961 Wide
Nov 18, 2003
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Flames up above and smoky streams below, the inverted Hades of occupied Warsaw
Wajda's second movie, set in Warsaw in 1944, is politically significant and emotionally stirring
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