L'Homme de marbre

by Andrzej Wajda 2h45min Poland 1977
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L'Homme de marbre
by Andrzej Wajda

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was created, and what became of him. She gets hold of outtakes and censored footage and interviews the man's friends, ex-wife, and the filmmaker who made him a hero. A portrait of Birkut emerges: he believed in the workers' revolution, in building housing for all, and his very virtues were his undoing. Her hard-driving style and the content of the film unnerve her supervisor, who kills the project with the excuse she's over budget. Is there any way she can push the film to completion?

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  • Jerzy Radziwilowicz : Mateusz Birkut
  • Krystyna Janda : Agnieszka
  • Tadeusz Lomnicki : Jerzy Burski
  • And with: Jacek Lomnicki, Michal Tarkowski, Piotr Cieslak


  • Director Andrzej Wajda
  • Scenario Aleksander Scibor-Rylski
  • Photo director Edward Klosinski
  • Editing Halina Prugar-Ketling
  • Original music Andrzej Korzynski
  • Production Compagny Film Polski Film Agency
  • Distributor Zebra Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1977
  • Release date for France08/15/1977
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White / Colors
  • LanguagePolish
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