Pokolenie (A Generation) (1955)

Pokolenie (A Generation)





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A Generation is the first of Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda's "underground trilogy"-and also Wajda's first-ever feature film. Originally titled Pokolenie, the film dissects the impact that World War II had on the youth of Poland. Tadevsz Lomnicki plays an impressionable young Warsaw resident who falls in love with resistance leader Ursula Modrzinska. The passion they feel towards their cause is inextricably entwined with the intensity of their feelings towards one another. During several crucial … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bohdan Czeszko
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 31, 1997
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Critic Reviews for Pokolenie (A Generation)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
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Wajda's Warsaw is a striking panorama of burgeoning political consciences unfortunately weighted down by studied Film School Shots

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July 7, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Pokolenie (A Generation)

The first film of Wajda's War Trilogy. It's a very good for Wadja's first film, but there are some amateur mistakes. The story is about a young man who starts out stealing coal from the Nazi's to leading a Polish Resistance. Very good story with great characters. The problem is some of the staging of the action. It is a little awkward and not well planned out.The film is fast paced and can be a little confusing. It is still entertaining and a great effort for a first film.

cody franklin

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The first in Andrzej Wajda's War Trilogy. A Generation tells the story of a group of Communist youths attempting to fight against the Nazis in occupied Poland. Not the most exciting film but the short running time means you don't get bored. Also look out for a very young Roman Polanski.

Emily B.

Super Reviewer

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