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Izolator / Warsaw Dark (2008) Christopher Doyle, Anna Przybylska, Adam Ferency, Leslaw Zurek, Thriller

Izolator (2008)
Prominent cinematographer Christopher Doyle continues to hone his talents as a director with this thriller set in Eastern Europe and inspired by the as-yet-unsolved murder of a Polish politician in 2001. A young prostitute is spending the evening with a prominent Polish official when he’s suddenly assassinated in Warsaw. In the aftermath of the hit, the triggerman takes the prostitute to an apartment and subjects her to a complex personality replacement program designed to wipe out any memories she may have retained about the evening’s events.

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Pierwszy dzien wolnosci / The First Day of Freedom (1964) Aleksander Ford, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Tadeusz Fijewski, Drama, War

Pierwszy dzien wolnosci (1964)
Freed Polish soldiers are trapped in a small town in Germany during the last days of World War II. After a doctor’s daughter is raped by a concentration camp worker, the Poles allow her and her father to stay in the house that is their temporary quarters. While waiting to be repatriated, the war-weary group is forced to fight some German soldiers who invade the town. The war brings out conflicting emotions of the Poles who find themselves trapped in the house and once again under fire from the enemy.

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Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny / Real End of the Great War (1957) Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Lucyna Winnicka, Roland Glowacki, Andrzej Szalawski, Drama

Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny (1957)
Sweethearts Juliusz (Roland Glowacki) and Roza (Lucyna Winnicka) meet just prior to the global conflict, fall deeply in love, and get married. Tragedy strikes, however, when the Nazis invade and occupy Poland, and set into motion Hitler’s “Final Solution.” On an unthinkable note, the Holocaust not only transpires but strikes close to home – Juliusz gets deported to a concentration camp. Meanwhile, Roza, naturally assuming that Juliusz is dead, grows unshakably convinced that he will never return. She thus lets go of him in her heart, falls in love with another man, and starts a new life.

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