Ziemia Obiecana (Land of Promise) (The Promised Land) Reviews

  • Feb 28, 2017

    Probably best Polish film ever.

    Probably best Polish film ever.

  • May 26, 2015

    Pszoniak wspanialy! Lodz wspaniala!

    Pszoniak wspanialy! Lodz wspaniala!

  • May 26, 2015

    Monotonous and freaky.

    Monotonous and freaky.

  • Jan 03, 2015

    i would always stuck with the mentalilty, its not working with cenima, i knew, cenima is Hormones, cenima is Passions, but i always try to be rational though i realy realy going on with my feeling deeply, its idealistic, yeah thats how we should watch the movies * its a great movie, the camera, Wajda tried hard to put the camera on the faces, to see how they react, how thier emotions produced and pushed out, he was about to inter his character by his camera actually. i loved that. the movie is leftist yeah, its passion, it humanistic, no matter how i reject that losers ideology. Wajda is a real Beauty Creature.

    i would always stuck with the mentalilty, its not working with cenima, i knew, cenima is Hormones, cenima is Passions, but i always try to be rational though i realy realy going on with my feeling deeply, its idealistic, yeah thats how we should watch the movies * its a great movie, the camera, Wajda tried hard to put the camera on the faces, to see how they react, how thier emotions produced and pushed out, he was about to inter his character by his camera actually. i loved that. the movie is leftist yeah, its passion, it humanistic, no matter how i reject that losers ideology. Wajda is a real Beauty Creature.

  • Aug 24, 2013

    Wajda is an exciting director, seemingly attracted to and impassioned by all matter of human circumstance and experience. He ceaselessly seems to capture the most intimate, most urgent of images with his hand-held cam genius. The Promised Land is an epic conveyance of all of this.

    Wajda is an exciting director, seemingly attracted to and impassioned by all matter of human circumstance and experience. He ceaselessly seems to capture the most intimate, most urgent of images with his hand-held cam genius. The Promised Land is an epic conveyance of all of this.

  • Jan 17, 2011

    Andrzej Wajda, maestro de cineastas polacos, mentor de Roman Polanski, filmó en 1975 [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i], considerada por más de uno como la mejor película de la historia del cine polaco. Wajda, admirador de Eisenstein, lleva más de cincuenta años haciendo un cine político sin complejos. A pesar de su apoyo al grupo Solidaridad de Lech Walesa, Wajda muestra admiración por el marxismo temprano; buen ejemplo de ello es [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i], crónica de los bastidores de la industria textil en Lodz a finales del siglo XIX. Wajda adapta una novela de Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont en la que un polaco, un judío y un alemán, jóvenes emprendedores con escasos escrúpulos, se empeñan en construir su propia fábrica, aprovechándose como pueden de los magnates ya establecidos. De forma paralela, Wajda dibuja un fresco impresionante de los conflictos de clase, con el ruido infernal de los telares mecánicos como banda sonora. [img]http://blowg.pixelzine.com/fotos/oscar.jpg[/img] [i]Andrzej Wajda, en la cresta de la ola.[/i] LADO BUENO: Filmada con el nervio hinchado y tensión en cada ángulo de cámara, [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i] es una epopeya burguesa de forma atípica y fondo ácido. Con recursos casi de [i]spaghetti-western[/i], primeros planos desencajados y momentos de sorprendente violencia, Wajda logra transmitir una problemática admiración por los trepas que protagonizan la historia (actorazos los tres, en especial Wojciech Pszoniak). Esta admiración se esfuma al final, justo cuando parecía que iba a remontar de nuevo, y es ahí cuando Wajda saca los cañones del Potemkin y saca a relucir sus raíces. Por cierto que la música, atronadora y asfixiante, lleva la firma del gran Wojciech Kilar, el de [i]Drácula[/i] de Coppola. LADO MALO: Los problemas de [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i] son de ritmo principalmente, y menores en cualquier caso. En parte se deben, estoy seguro, a que la versión que he visto es un montaje de poco más de dos horas. Aunque Wajda lo ha dado como definitivo, en su día se estrenó uno cuarenta minutos más largo, y se nota. Hay secciones desconectadas del conjunto, incluso el final en cierto modo. EN TRES (3) PALABRAS: Apabullante epopeya política.

    Andrzej Wajda, maestro de cineastas polacos, mentor de Roman Polanski, filmó en 1975 [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i], considerada por más de uno como la mejor película de la historia del cine polaco. Wajda, admirador de Eisenstein, lleva más de cincuenta años haciendo un cine político sin complejos. A pesar de su apoyo al grupo Solidaridad de Lech Walesa, Wajda muestra admiración por el marxismo temprano; buen ejemplo de ello es [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i], crónica de los bastidores de la industria textil en Lodz a finales del siglo XIX. Wajda adapta una novela de Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont en la que un polaco, un judío y un alemán, jóvenes emprendedores con escasos escrúpulos, se empeñan en construir su propia fábrica, aprovechándose como pueden de los magnates ya establecidos. De forma paralela, Wajda dibuja un fresco impresionante de los conflictos de clase, con el ruido infernal de los telares mecánicos como banda sonora. [img]http://blowg.pixelzine.com/fotos/oscar.jpg[/img] [i]Andrzej Wajda, en la cresta de la ola.[/i] LADO BUENO: Filmada con el nervio hinchado y tensión en cada ángulo de cámara, [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i] es una epopeya burguesa de forma atípica y fondo ácido. Con recursos casi de [i]spaghetti-western[/i], primeros planos desencajados y momentos de sorprendente violencia, Wajda logra transmitir una problemática admiración por los trepas que protagonizan la historia (actorazos los tres, en especial Wojciech Pszoniak). Esta admiración se esfuma al final, justo cuando parecía que iba a remontar de nuevo, y es ahí cuando Wajda saca los cañones del Potemkin y saca a relucir sus raíces. Por cierto que la música, atronadora y asfixiante, lleva la firma del gran Wojciech Kilar, el de [i]Drácula[/i] de Coppola. LADO MALO: Los problemas de [i]La tierra de la gran promesa[/i] son de ritmo principalmente, y menores en cualquier caso. En parte se deben, estoy seguro, a que la versión que he visto es un montaje de poco más de dos horas. Aunque Wajda lo ha dado como definitivo, en su día se estrenó uno cuarenta minutos más largo, y se nota. Hay secciones desconectadas del conjunto, incluso el final en cierto modo. EN TRES (3) PALABRAS: Apabullante epopeya política.

  • Jan 17, 2011

    (**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Confusing and hard to keep track of so many characters. Plus, there are plot points that don't amount to much of anything and feel out of place. Why people on IMDB like this movie is beyond me...

    (**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Confusing and hard to keep track of so many characters. Plus, there are plot points that don't amount to much of anything and feel out of place. Why people on IMDB like this movie is beyond me...

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Jan 17, 2011

    Written and directed by Andrzej Wajda, "Promised Land" is a sprawling epic and graphic critique of laissez-faire capitalism. The pacing is not sedate like other period pieces. Rather, the movie set in 1885 in Lodz, Poland moves back and forth smoothly and quickly between workers and owners with a focus on Karol Borowiecki(Daniel Olbrychski) who manages a mill for Bucholz(Andrzej Szalawski) with ruthless efficiency, taking a second to mourn the loss of a worker's life before complaining about the damage to the fabric from the spilled blood. Only Horn(Piotr Fronczewski), a junior accountant, makes a statement in protest. Karol dreams of opening his own factory with his friends Moryc(Wojciech Pszoniak) and Maks(Andrzej Seweryn) at a time when the local mills are experiencing a time of great turmoil, especially with the tariffs being raised. So rough is the economy, that some mill owners are burning down their mills for the insurance money. Karol politely declines to help one friend who refuses to go the arson route, killing himself instead. His personal life is just as busy as his professional life as he juggles the attentions of three women - nouveau riche Mada(Bozena Dykiel) for the money, Anka(Anna Nehrebecka) for Poland and married Lucy(Kalina Jedrusik) who he should steer well clear of and is of course the most drawn to.

    Written and directed by Andrzej Wajda, "Promised Land" is a sprawling epic and graphic critique of laissez-faire capitalism. The pacing is not sedate like other period pieces. Rather, the movie set in 1885 in Lodz, Poland moves back and forth smoothly and quickly between workers and owners with a focus on Karol Borowiecki(Daniel Olbrychski) who manages a mill for Bucholz(Andrzej Szalawski) with ruthless efficiency, taking a second to mourn the loss of a worker's life before complaining about the damage to the fabric from the spilled blood. Only Horn(Piotr Fronczewski), a junior accountant, makes a statement in protest. Karol dreams of opening his own factory with his friends Moryc(Wojciech Pszoniak) and Maks(Andrzej Seweryn) at a time when the local mills are experiencing a time of great turmoil, especially with the tariffs being raised. So rough is the economy, that some mill owners are burning down their mills for the insurance money. Karol politely declines to help one friend who refuses to go the arson route, killing himself instead. His personal life is just as busy as his professional life as he juggles the attentions of three women - nouveau riche Mada(Bozena Dykiel) for the money, Anka(Anna Nehrebecka) for Poland and married Lucy(Kalina Jedrusik) who he should steer well clear of and is of course the most drawn to.

  • Dec 14, 2010

    jestem zdziwiona - zawsze myÅ>laÅ,am, Å 1/4e ten film to straszny gniot, a tu niespodzianka.

    jestem zdziwiona - zawsze myÅ>laÅ,am, Å 1/4e ten film to straszny gniot, a tu niespodzianka.

  • Oct 27, 2009

    Maybe the best Polish movie ever

    Maybe the best Polish movie ever