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Must See Movies in Polish?


StaryDom 3 | 16  
15 Jan 2008 /  #1
Any Polish TV shows or movies that are "must sees." I don't speak Polish, but I'm trying to learn and watching a good show helps (I hope). I've seen a few movies, and the series Dekalog which was AMAZING!!!! I've also seen the classic Ulica Graniczna, and Sami Swoi. More recent fils I saw were Tato (it was good), Żurek, Przypadek (Blind Chance... it was really good too!), Zróbmy sobie wnuka (Let's Make a Grandson... made me laugh :-) and Emergency Exit (don't recall the title in Polish, but I only watched it because it was filmed near the little town of Skokowa which I visited last summer). Does anyone have any recommendations?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
15 Jan 2008 /  #2
Psy and Psy 2 and... Quo Vadis isn't bad...
Polson 5 | 1,771  
15 Jan 2008 /  #3
Hmm...Francuski Numer is the last Polish movie i saw and it was good ;)
Zagloba66 - | 1  
15 Jan 2008 /  #4
The newer (1999) version of With Fire & Sword / Ogniem i Mieczem - based on the first book in Sienkiewicz's Trilogy! They did a nice job IMO...the films of the other 2 books, The Deluge / Potop and Fire in the Steppe / Colonel (Pan) Wolodyjowski are older but still worth a watch...

Also White / Biały directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski is good (Julie Delpy from Killing Zoe, 3 Musketeers is great).

Józiu
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jan 2008 /  #5
The newer (1999) version of With Fire & Sword / Ogniem i Mieczem - based on the first book in Sienkiewicz's Trilogy! They did a nice job IMO...

ive seen that in the cinema ha ha

id also recommend Kiler and Kilerów Dwóch, or Dzień Świra if youre up for a laugh
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
15 Jan 2008 /  #6
a word of advice before watching Psy - it's really violent for my taste, although I like it, a decent action movie, but Psy 2 is just a sheer bloodbath, rather shallow, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone :(

Emergency Exit - Wyjście awaryjne - pretty bad IMHO

If you don't mind watching some older films (as those you mentioned), and if you liked Sami Swoi, there's a sequel to it (Nie ma mocnych), which is a little worse, but still a good comedy, while the 3rd part (Kochaj albo rzuć) is weak.

Other interesting comedies: Miś (1980 or so) a cult movie here, really catching some of the blatant absurdities of the life during the communist era (Rejs, from the early 70's is another cult object, but it's hermetic, so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't speak good Polish, it's too much relying on word games, irony etc., so you'd need a very good translation), and of course Seksmisja (early 80's) - a low budget (for Hollywood standards) sci-fi, very funny, even when watched many times.

Lighter movies, but more recent: Kiler (from the 90's), and Dzień świra - (this one was pretty controversial, mocking some of Polish holy cows, so not for everybody, but if you don't mind laughing with bitter reflection, it could be interesting). I also liked Pułkownik Kwiatkowski (1995) a farse about the early 50's with some serious notes.

Something about the same period, but totally serious: Człowiek z marmuru (1977) and one of my very favorite Polish movies: Przesłuchanie (1981, but deeply buried by the censorship till the fall of the commies regime in 1989, when it finally made it to the theaters).

enough for now :)
if you like the films I suggest, don't hesitate to ask again in the future.
Ozi Dan 26 | 569  
15 Jan 2008 /  #7
I recommend a Polish language movie "The ring with the crowned eagle". Saw it many years ago and I remember it being excellent though sad. Story about a young AK officer who survived the war only to be carted of and I think killed by the Soviets.
Doba 1 | 73  
15 Jan 2008 /  #8
If youre Polish and have not seen "Czterech Pancerny" (sp) you should be ashamed
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
15 Jan 2008 /  #9
Kanał (Canal) - WW2
Nóż w Wodzie (Knife in Water)
Zakazane Piosenki (Forbidden Songs) WW2
Wolne miasto (Free City) WW2
Westerplatte - WW2
krysia 23 | 3,057  
16 Jan 2008 /  #10
If youre Polish and have not seen "Czterech Pancerny" (sp) you should be ashamed

I named my dog Szarik. Saw it so many times.
My favorite is "Karino". Yes, about a horse....
wozzy 8 | 206  
16 Jan 2008 /  #11
[quote=krysia] Must See Movies in Polish

Just watching Pan Tadeusz i'ts all in Old Polish Rhymn, watched it twice before I realized.
Got the bi-lingual book now to help me study..............
Bondi 4 | 142  
16 Jan 2008 /  #12
Another must see "classic" is Nic śmiesznego (Nothing Funny).
Wyspianska  
16 Jan 2008 /  #13
If youre Polish and have not seen "Czterech Pancerny" (sp) you should be ashamed

i didn't and i'm not ashamed.
telefonitika  
16 Jan 2008 /  #14
i have testostron to watch
wozzy 8 | 206  
16 Jan 2008 /  #15
I just have testosterone......too much in fact :0)
Doba 1 | 73  
16 Jan 2008 /  #16
i didn't and i'm not ashamed.

Pfff you should be its a classic, just cause its centuries before your time doesn’t mean you wont enjoy it.

Still Polish movies FTL
plk123 8 | 4,150  
16 Jan 2008 /  #17
Nóż w Wodzie (Knife in Water)

this movie is the slowest movie ever.. it is very good though but one has to really enjoy dialog and psychological drama.. otherwise it's a great way to catch some zzzzzzzzzs. :D

"Czterech Pancerny"

pancernych

i didn't and i'm not ashamed.

you should be though. :P
Wyspianska  
16 Jan 2008 /  #18
you should be though. :P

Why? I saw one or two parts, didn't enjoy so didn't look anymore. What's a deal
telefonitika  
16 Jan 2008 /  #19
I just have testosteron......too much in fact :0)

You are a male so its understandable that you have alot of testosterone ;)
Doba 1 | 73  
16 Jan 2008 /  #20
Why? I saw one or two parts, didn't enjoy so didn't look anymore. What's a deal

I dont know, its the only Polish movie I ever sat through, its a classic I just figured every polish person saw it.
Wyspianska  
16 Jan 2008 /  #21
So only because it's classic and most of Polish ppl saw it, i have to also? No way.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
16 Jan 2008 /  #22
actually, I'm rather ashamed because I DID see "Czterech pancerynych i pies" (the whole series, more than once, as a child) - so stereotyped communist propaganda: idealized view of the Poles, Russians - other nations of angels on earth, Germans of course cunning evil (I don't object), but also stupid, one could wonder how they marched so deep into USSR, took France, endangered Britain etc., if they were such retards.
Doba 1 | 73  
16 Jan 2008 /  #23
So only because most of Polish ppl saw it, i have to also?

pretty much lol
Wyspianska  
16 Jan 2008 /  #24
okay so maybe it's you who follow others, not me 4 sure
Doba 1 | 73  
16 Jan 2008 /  #25
If I jump from a bridge you would too, ok FORGET the movie..

go see 27 dresses its in theaters this Friday, im going to see it.. Me like chickie flickies
plk123 8 | 4,150  
16 Jan 2008 /  #26
Why? I saw one or two parts, didn't enjoy so didn't look anymore. What's a deal

because it's a classic and part of our 'history'

So only because it's classic and most of Polish ppl saw it, i have to also? No way.

ignorance is bliss.

marched so deep into USSR, took France, endangered Britain etc., if they were such retards.

and they aren't? taking on russia was STUPID, no?
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
16 Jan 2008 /  #27
this movie is the slowest movie ever

You haven't seen "Andrei Rublev" :)
Dice 15 | 452  
16 Jan 2008 /  #28
In my movie library I have only one film in Polish, but it's a good one: "The Saragossa Manuscript" (1965).

The Saragossa Manuscript was a favorite movie of Jerry Garcia, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. They bought the rights to this movie and restored it in the 90's.

The movie is a multilevel collection of "stories within a story", similar to the Pulp Fiction, with many simultaneous time-lines and narrators.


plk123 8 | 4,150  
16 Jan 2008 /  #29
You haven't seen "Andrei Rublev" :)

less action the the knife? wow.. i'll have to look into it then. :D :D :D
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
16 Jan 2008 /  #30
"Czterech pancerynych i pies"

Cracking,on my pc now.After watching it I dont see what all the complaining
about,those russians seemed like lovely people............

Zakazane Piosenki (Forbidden Songs) WW2

is this out on dvd yet?

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