Man on the Tracks (1956)

Man on the Tracks (1956)





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This 1957 Anti-Stalinist Polish film centers around a recently laid off train engine driver who is found dead, and the subsequent investigation following it. As different characters who knew the man in different contexts relay their impression of him and the reasons he may have been killed or committed suicide, the film makes a heavy and deliberate comment about what happens to those who don't fit into a Stalinist society.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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...masterful anti-Stalinist thriller.

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
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May not be the best film ever shot, but it stands out due to two key qualities: the characters are awesomely drawn (and in rarely shown working conditions) and it is as anti-communist as a film shot in a Stalinian country can ever be. I really wonder how the director was not instantly shot. Unfortunately, there seems to be a key paradox in the film between the poetic aspirations of the director and the gritty realism of the film itself.

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

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