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Favourite Polish movies?

Marek11111 9 | 816
1 Jan 2010 #61
Jan 1, 10, 20:35 - Thread attached on merging:

what is the best polish movie
hancock 1 | 95
2 Jan 2010 #64
I have a question please. Is there an English version or sub titles of the Polish 1959 Submarine movie
wildrover 98 | 4,451
2 Jan 2010 #65

Now that was a classic film...even though i don,t understand Polish very well i loved it...thankfully i had a Polish friend to explain the plot....I would love to have a copy of it with English subtitles...or learn to speak Polish fluently...
Marynka11 4 | 676
9 Nov 2010 #66
Noce i dnie. I've seen it 100 times.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
9 Nov 2010 #67
Nad Niemnem... i saw it 100 and 1 times... ;)
Marynka11 4 | 676
9 Nov 2010 #68
I like it too. Though the movie has always left me longing to see how the marriage would work out. I've always thought that the peasant life would be to harsh for Justyna and she would end up resenting Janek.
LukaszJagiello 2 | 26
5 Jan 2011 #69
Merged thread:
Good Polish Movies ..

Hey guys looking to watch some Polish movies ... last one I watched was about 19 years ago .. "Janosik" ... have a lot of catching up to do ... any genre ... thanks ...
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
5 Jan 2011 #70

I'm a ceper but i like goralskie movies and music since many of my friends are from the mountains. My favorite goralski film is Sprawa się rypła :-)

wildrover 98 | 4,451
5 Jan 2011 #71
You must see Mis....its going to be an the telly soon... its a classic...
Eurola 4 | 1,909
6 Jan 2011 #72
'Mis'...really? A lot of people seem to like the movie. I watched it a couple of months ago for the first time, and I have no clue what was going on in the movie. Maybe I should see it again.
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
6 Jan 2011 #73
The Polish movie, The Saragossa Manuscript, which is based upon Jan Potocki's brilliant book of intertwined tales, The Manuscript Found At Saragossa, has been cited by many of the world's greatest film directors as their favorite movie. Luis Brunel wanted to watch it again right after viewing it and until that time he'd never wished to watch any movie twice. It is truly a masterpiece.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
6 Jan 2011 #74
Maybe I should see it again.

Definatly..its on Polish telly tonight...8.30 i think...TVP2...
frdalloway 1 | 19
6 Jan 2011 #76
Two films I cannot forget: "Plac Zbawiciela" and "Dom Zły".

We watched these films during the workshop on my Polish course in Cracow.

wani 1 | 3
11 Aug 2011 #77
Merged: The best and nice Polish movie or drama

hey guys...i will pursue my studies in poland soon. So can u suggest a few best or famous drama or movie in poland as i want to polish language as well as their culture=)
11 Aug 2011 #78

You should check following authors:
Aleksander Fredro, Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, Stanisław Wyspiański, Witkacy, Witold Gombrowicz, Tadeusz Różewicz, Janusz Głowacki

oh, and Sławomir Mrożek.
11 Aug 2011 #79
....or my favorite Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz 'Wierszy miłości'...
Of them, try hearing "Przez cały biały dzionek czekam.." or "Jesień we Warszawie" read aloud.

I just listened to the great Andrzej £apicki on Youtube and the tears are still in my eyes!
dr_rabbit 5 | 90
15 Aug 2011 #80
Some of my favourites:

Kanał (1956) - Andrzej Wajda's classic film about the Warsaw Uprising. Wajda's second film.

Nóż w wodzie / Knife in the Water (1961) - The first feature film from Roman Polanski. Its a subtle critique of the corruption and power of communist officials of the PRL.

Dekalog / The Decalogue (1988/89) - Krzysztof Kieślowski's famous ten-film series. Ten very compelling dramas, each is nice and short and can be used to get used to the sound of the Polish language without getting overloaded.

Those three directors have together produced some of the most acclaimed films from Poland from the 1950s to the present, although Kieślowski was younger and died early. Another one to look at is Jerzy Skolimowski, although he produced a lot of his films in English while in exile.

A more recent film is Żółty szalik / Yellow Scarf (2000) - A humorous film by Janusz Morgenstern about an alcoholic businessmen.

I'm by no means knowledgeable on Polish film, but I've been getting a good education the past few years :)
pip 10 | 1,659
15 Aug 2011 #81
my ultimate favourite Polish film is Three colours: White from Krzysztof Kieslowski. It really is amazing work and I remember living in Poland when life was like this- not long after the wall fell.
wani 1 | 3
18 Aug 2011 #82
thanks guys.. are those story that you suggested available online? because i don't know where to buy those story as i'm not living in poland yet..
milky 13 | 1,657
18 Aug 2011 #83
The other day I watched Karol: A Man Who Became Pope.

Thought the movie was too melodramatic and lots of really bad acting; looked like a Walt Disney production.
gumishu 11 | 5,857
18 Aug 2011 #84
Kogel Mogel :) a nice comedy

and Jan Jakub Kolski films like Grający z talerza
(more parts)

or Jańcio Wodnik
19 Aug 2011 #85
You should definietely, definietely check out Miś by Stanisław Bareja. Despite my age and despite the fact that it's considered a masterpiece among a rather older audience, I truly adore this film. I think the reason Polish people like it so much is that it never fails to show and remind us of our strange little habits and specific behaviours that we often leave unnoticed in our busy lives. Watching it now, 30 years after it's been released, I find myself astounded by the humor. It's a classic that gets better with age and contrasts with the 'new' Polish young generation. As much as it's nice to be aware of the progress we've made as a nation, there are some things that never change. The primary example of that being the passenger information bit (which I can not post since I'm only a guest).

Every single time I'm at any train station in Poland and I hear the passenger information in English, there's a lady stuffing her face with mashed potatoes to improve her pronunciation before my mind's eye. I admit, it does bring smile to my face so, should you have some spare time, give it a go.
noreenb 7 | 557
25 Feb 2012 #87
"Podwójne życie Weroniki" is actually a French movie I guess, "White" a part of a trylogy by Kieślowski - a very good films, Tess by a Polish director Polański,

I agree with Dess Essenties that "Manuskrypt found in Saragossa" is worthfull to see.
"Popiół i diament"", "Człowiek z żelaza"/ "Ironman".
I don't like most of films which are mentioned before by other posters.
Maybe besides "Sexmisja" but only because I heard that men will not extinct like scientists consider in time of 150 thousands years.
i treat movies too seriously and I hate craps like "Dzień świra".
"Plac Zbawiciela" was good but again painful to see for me.
That's the reason why I watch a lot of American movies.

What do you think about chances of "In darkness" by Holland of getting an Oscar?
Marynka11 4 | 676
25 Feb 2012 #88
"Dom Zły"

It's so sticky and dirty that a shower is needed after finishing the whole experience. Not a fun movie to watch but worthwhile.
Pushbike 2 | 58
25 Feb 2012 #89
Seksmisja, Rejs, Symetria, Ciało, Anioł w Krakowie, Vinci, Dług

Seksmisja is great as is Dlug but Cialo is average. Like a very poor version of snatch.
TommyG 1 | 361
20 Aug 2012 #90
Chłopaki nie płaczą has to be up there!
Also Kiler (1&2) has already been mentioned, but they are good:)
A Poranek Kojote też...

Does anyone know of any good new films..?

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