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From Poland With Love

David_18 68 | 982
24 Sep 2010 #1
"From Poland With Love" follows two characters, Ivar and Julita as they search Poland to find the most fascinating, exciting and underexposed aspects of the country. Over seven episodes, our protagonists travel the country on a mission to track down the best bands, artists, directors, places, people, parties and of course the best bars Poland has to offer. Along the way, they learn about everything from the Polish solidarity movement that hastened the fall of the USSR to goth raves, Polish punk, real wodka and Julita's gran's secret recipe for pickled herring.

Watch the series when it premieres on Monday, September 27th. ries-trailer--2

This is just the trailer though.

Just wanted to share this with those who are interested to learn more about Poland.

I will link the episodes as fast as they come out.

VBS is awsome!!!

Here we go!
var flies to Warsaw on a mission to make a series about the modern Polish renaissance. He meets his beautiful guide, Julita, for the first time and they head off to meet Vienio, a pre-eminent Polish rapper who recycles Polish musical heritage as a producer. Then they head across town to meet Mitch&Mitch, one of Poland's greatest bands, who claim to be "from nowhere." Finally, they hang out with Pawel Althamer, a contemporary Polish sculptor, performance artist, action artist with strong feelings about his working class neighbourhood.

The first episode

Marika - | 10
27 Sep 2010 #2

funny, have You more ?
OP David_18 68 | 982
29 Sep 2010 #3
Episode 2

We get back on the road with Ivar after a night of clubbing. Before leaving Warsaw the team head to a 24 hour vodka bar to sample the true Polish approach to drinking. Once in Krakow Ivar and Julita hang out with Scott Simpson, an American historian who knows everything about ritual studies and drinking behavior. Then onward to to Nowa Huta - a weird post communist neighbourhood. Finally they hit the pierogi (dumpling festival) and visit loads of Krakow bars. Cue drunkenness and vodka. Even more of it...

30 Sep 2010 #4
Then onward to to Nowa Huta – a weird post communist neighbourhood. Finally they hit the pierogi (dumpling festival) and visit loads of Krakow bars

Hey thanks for posting this, its very informative and away from the tourist side, a more natural side, which many people dont see as a tourist.
businessmaninpl 6 | 26
30 Sep 2010 #5
Looks like this is a continuation of the 'vodka wars' show they made last year.

VBS is an interesting website. I'll watch this episode later.
OP David_18 68 | 982
2 Oct 2010 #6
Episode 3

Mountains! Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland, welcomes Ivar and Julita. They have come to the country's winter sports wonderland to meet an unlikely musical group. Trebunie Tutki: a legendary highlander band battling to defend their traditional ways against the rising tide of commercialization via the medium of reggae fusion. Then they're straight off to OFF Festival to see bands like ****** Up and one of Poland's most revered acts, Myslovitz, who founded the festival which aims to promote homegrown talent alongside international stars.

SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
2 Oct 2010 #7
Should be in Polish, so people can learn the language in the same time.
No Nonsense 6 | 68
2 Oct 2010 #9
My friends and I watched that show one time, but I thought it was boring. Plus that guy is so ugly and skinny; it adds for a sucky show.
trener zolwia 1 | 939
2 Oct 2010 #10
Maybe, but it's not as dry as most things one sees about Poland. It gets to the marrow...
No Nonsense 6 | 68
2 Oct 2010 #11
True, but they could make it a better show. I give it 2 1/2 stars.
Ajb 6 | 232
2 Oct 2010 #12
It's a great little show! but slightly predictable! Warsaw, Krakow and Zakopane so far...... There must be more to Poland than the big cities :)
jwojcie 2 | 763
3 Oct 2010 #13
Well, franky speaking I'm disapointed. "Vodka Wars" was so much better, author put much more effort then, and it was both funny and interesting. "From Poland With Love" so far seems to be only about fun part, without main idea behind, chaotic.
6 Oct 2010 #14
Wroclaw called 'the meeting place' 'the city of 100 bridges' 'the city of students' and more. This is very interesting place with own especial culture and very very friendly people than rest. This city have a heart which hit in the centre of lower silesia. wroclaw . pl
OP David_18 68 | 982
6 Oct 2010 #15
Episode 4
The team heads west towards the German border to the Silesian forests. With its Germanic aesthetics, the area is fittingly home to a massive goth get-together. Ivar gets in on the goth-moshing before embarking on an exceedingly awkward chat with a sexy she-goth. Julita busies herself with asphyxiation-by-bodice. From there they head to Osinow Dolny on the Polish-German border where there are more hair salons per capita than anywhere else in the world.


Episode 5

Ivar and Julita head to Gdansk to meet a hero of the Polish solidarity movement who helped put and end to years of communist rule in 1989. Gdansk was the first stop for Hitler on his way to ******* up the whole of Europe, but the city also saw the start of the fall of communism in its Lenin Shipyard. Edward Szwajkiewicz, an electrician in the shipyard who used his position to disseminate anti-communist flyers, talks them through the final days of communism and how he and his co-workers fought the powers that be. At the end of the day, Julita's gran tell us her secret recipe for pickled herring.


Episode 6

Ivar and Julita meet up with Xawery Zulawski, a young, respected film director whose father was the great Polish director Andrzej Zulawski. While at his campsite, they talk over his controversial new film, hailed as the Polish Trainspotting, a drug fueled narrative with plenty of stylistic twists that tries to capture the essence of Polish mentality. Then to Lodz and its famous film school, where Julita interviews the amazing Malgorzata Szumowska-up and coming director and producer, and one of the most famous female filmmakers of her generation.

trener zolwia 1 | 939
14 Oct 2010 #16
Episode 4

Goth town. Lol...

where there are more hair salons per capita than anywhere else in the world.

giggler9891 1 | 2
15 Oct 2010 #17
[Moved from]: What not to miss visiting in Poland?

Hello...Im traveling soon to Poland with my mates for a short holiday and it's gonna be my first time in Poland, so I'd like know what are the places that we shouldnt miss visiting in Poland???

Im particularly into Music and Arts,I might also need bit help regarding Polish city which has vibrant music culture and hosting music events on December...

OP David_18 68 | 982
15 Oct 2010 #18
Episode 7

This is the final Episode!!!
In the final installment of the show, Ivar and Julita are back in Warsaw and go live on the radio. Then they go chat with Swanski, a graffiti artist, designer and illustrator, about street art in Poland and his work with American skate companies. And, though this won't come as a shock to anyone, they have a big ****** with lots of vodka and friends on their last night in Poland.

I hope you enjoyed this documentary.

I really hope some people find this usefull when they travel to Poland.

So what do you boys and girls think about this documentary? does it show the true face of Poland?

Can Poles living in Poland relate to this documentary?

Maybe this documentary will help you!! It's 7 parts and its all about the modern Poland and it's society.
jwojcie 2 | 763
15 Oct 2010 #19
Well "Wodka wars" were much better but nevertheless I enjoyed some parts... The one with Polish Film was quite good.

does it show the true face of Poland?

Yes, but one of many contradicting ones ;)
OP David_18 68 | 982
15 Oct 2010 #20
Well "Wodka wars" were much better


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