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L'Homme de marbre

Czlowiek z marmuru
by Andrzej Wajda2h451977Poland
L'Homme de marbre

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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?

Cast and crew
  • Credits

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

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1977
    • French release date : 15 août 1977
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White / Colors
    • Language : Polish

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