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Baza ludzi umarlych (1959)

Because of the danger involved and the harsh conditions, wood transport drivers, working in the forests of south-east Poland, are going to quit their jobs. A party activist arrives to make them change their minds.

Director:

Czeslaw Petelski

Writers:

Marek Hlasko (story "Nastepny do raju"), Czeslaw Petelski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zygmunt Kestowicz ... Stefan Zabawa
Emil Karewicz ... Tadek 'Varsovian'
Teresa Izewska ... Wanda
Leon Niemczyk ... Nine
Aleksander Fogiel ... Apostle
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Partisan
Roman Klosowski ... Orsaczek
Adam Kwiatkowski Adam Kwiatkowski ... Face
Juliusz Grabowski Juliusz Grabowski ... Foreman Marcinkowski
Roman Hubczenko Roman Hubczenko ... Forester
Tadeusz Kosudarski ... Dzwonkowiak
Wlodzimierz Kwaskowski ... Kowalski
Józef Lodynski ... Mechanic
Mieczyslaw Loza ... Man in Cloakroom
Stanislaw Milski ... Garage Manager
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Because of the danger involved and the harsh conditions, wood transport drivers, working in the forests of south-east Poland, are going to quit their jobs. A party activist arrives to make them change their minds.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 August 1959 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Depot of the Dead See more »

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Mono
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amazing black & white cinematography
7 October 2008 | by arzewskiSee all my reviews

great character development, great acting, excellent black & white cinematography, the scenes of snowy roads in the forest, I can see why so many people where influenced by this movie. The movie may be a bit too long for today's usual short and fast and give-me-now style of movie production, but it is of classic length. And it is obvious on how it relates with Salaires de la Peur. A bit of understanding of the social situation in Poland at the time would help, as it is not always clear. For example, when one of the comrades is carried to the church, there are some assumptions there that the scene assumes the audience has, but it is not totally clear with an audience detached from the Poland of the mid-50's.


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