Hands Up! (Rece do góry) (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hands Up! (Rece do góry) (1985)

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Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski directed Hands Up in 1967; he also wrote it, handled the art direction, and played a leading role. Skolimowski portrays Andrzej Leszcyzc, one of several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the Stalinist brand) has had on their profession. Never mind that Russia had just gone through an extensive de-Stalinization program; the Polish authorities found Skolimowski's message offensive, and banned Hands Up outright, compelling the director to seek out creative freedom in other countries. The film was not released until 1981-just in time for martial law to once more rear its ugly head in Poland. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Though thought provoking and raising worthy questions about the role of art in world affairs, viewing it at this late date didn't arouse much excitement for me.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Hands Up! (Rece do góry)

Made in 1967 but forbidden for 14 years and released finally in 1981 with new footage by Skolimowski added. Really really shocking and stylish images and soundtracks. Personal, sincere, experimental, and political. You need to learn Polish history of late 90s to understand this film, but even without that, it will definitely blow your mind away. Polish new wave is probably the most important modern cinematic movement.

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