Czlowiek z Zelaza (Man of Iron) (1981)
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as Anna Hulewicz's Mother
as Radio-TV Technician Dzidek
as Capt. Wirski
as TV Editor
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Man of Iron is one of the greatest political films of all time. Serving as an allegory to Lech Walesa's rise with the Polish Solidarity movement, Man of Iron goes back and forth in time in order to tell us the story of Tomczyk and his rise to prominence against the Communist regime in Poland. The structure of the film is a lot like Citizen Kane as it is told through a series of interviews about the so called Man of Iron's life and works. As a reflection to Lech Walesa, who is in the film, it works immensely and tells a fascinating political story of hope and solidarity with all workers. This is a film not to be missed and should be watched when given the chance.
Very good. This is a good film on an important piece of history that had huge repercussion on East-West relations.
I wish I had watched this a little sooner after watching "Man of Marble" but Cox only just recently made up this whole "advanced TV" thing and I don't think it would have worked back then, so thanks to Cox and Epix for putting this online so I can stop looking for it on cable and repeatedly getting updates for when "Iron Man" is on. This is not Iron Man. This is an occasionally boring film to an American simp like myself who did not live through the events of the whole Solidarity movement, but memories of the first film did come back, obviously the last scene of Man of Marble being re-used and expanded in the middle of Man of Iron in particular, and it is a pretty keen bit of filmmaking by Wajda, to be absolutely certain.
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