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Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe (1991)

Zycie za zycie. Maksymilian Kolbe (original title)
The story of Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

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Krzysztof Zanussi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Zentara ... Maximilian Kolbe
Christoph Waltz ... Jan (as Christopher Waltz)
Artur Barcis ... Brother Anselm
Gustaw Lutkiewicz ... Konior
Krzysztof Zaleski ... Olszanski
Andrzej Szczepkowski ... Górecki
Krzysztof Kowalewski ... Editor in chief
Jerzy Stuhr ... Pralat
Franciszek Pieczka ... Banasik
Tadeusz Bradecki ... Priest
Jerzy Przybylski ... Pater Guardian, Alwernia
Jan Peszek ... Pater Guardian, Niepokalanow
Grazyna Strachota ... Aldona
Markus Vogelbacher Markus Vogelbacher ... Fritsch
Peter Drescher Peter Drescher ... Palitsch
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The story of Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Poland | Germany

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

4 December 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Zycie za zycie See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Christoph Waltz was dubbed in the Polish version. See more »

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portrait of a saint
19 December 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

for me, it is one of films who builds walls of reality. a film about price of freedom, faith, sacrifice and love as duty/need. long time ago, I read the biography of Maximilian Kolbe. than, I discover the play by Eugene Ionesco. last step - this movie. so, a circle. or more. because each film, like each book or meeting is a mirror. nothing else. and the image is not always ours.the film of Zanussi is a testimony. a Polish Franciscan. a vocation. a war. and Auschwitz. a fight and a death. as part of two existences. as part of a world. not a lesson but a parable. about force and root of word. about structure of gestures. about expectations.and guilty. nothing else. only a camp and two men. and the choice .


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