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Personnel (1975)

Personel (original title)
Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliusz Machulski ... Romek Januchta
Irena Lorentowicz Irena Lorentowicz ... The set designer
Wlodzimierz Borunski ... The technical manager
Michal Tarkowski ... Sowa the tailor
Andrzej Siedlecki Andrzej Siedlecki ... Himself
Tomasz Lengren ... Roman's template puncher
Tomasz Zygadlo ... The youth organisation chairman
Janusz Skalski Janusz Skalski ... The head dressmaker
Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleska Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleska ... The girl on the train (as Krystyna Wachelko)
Ludwik Mika Ludwik Mika ... The theatre director
Wilchelm Klonowski Wilchelm Klonowski ... The tailor
Jan Toronczak Jan Toronczak ... The tailor
Jan Zielinski Jan Zielinski ... The tailor
Edward Ciosek Edward Ciosek ... The tailor
Henryk Sawicki Henryk Sawicki ... The ballet master
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Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist, named Siedlecki, who does not like the final result and takes his problems on Sowa and Romek who defends him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

13 January 1976 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Personnel See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Personel (1976)
6 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

One of Kieslowski's earliest films, and I believe his first dramatic feature. The film follows a young man who has just started work in the technical department of a theater, making costumes. It serves as both a behind-the-scenes look (very reminiscent of Kieslowski's fly-on-the-wall documentaries) and a political allegory when Romek faces an ethical decision. Knowing Kieslowski's fondness for moral ambiguity, it's no surprise that the story is left open-ended. It reminded me a little of BLIND CHANCE. Juliusz Machulski is quite good in the lead, as is Michal Tarkowski (who would reappear in THE SCAR). The ins and outs of the theater biz are interesting and presented in an intimate, and at times comical, you-are-there manner. The political angle is a tiny bit heavy-handed and forced, but not too much. It's hard to make a case for this film's greatness, especially in light of Kieslowski's later works, but it's an easy watch with some rewards to be had. Rating:


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