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The Third Part of the Night (1971)

Trzecia czesc nocy (original title)
Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrzej Zulawski
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Credited cast:
Malgorzata Braunek ... Marta
Leszek Teleszynski ... Michal
Jan Nowicki ... Jan
Jerzy Golinski Jerzy Golinski ... Michal's father
Anna Milewska ... Sister Klara
Michal Grudzinski Michal Grudzinski ... Marian
Marek Walczewski ... Rozenkranc
Hanna Stankówna
Alicja Jachiewicz ... The Waitress
Leszek Dlugosz Leszek Dlugosz
Halina Czengery Halina Czengery ... Michal's Mother
Janina Ordezanka Janina Ordezanka
Jadwiga Halina Gallowa Jadwiga Halina Gallowa
Grazyna Barszczewska
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ewa Ciepiela Ewa Ciepiela
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Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The young man decides to join the resistance but at the first meeting Gestapo kills his go-between and chase him. During his escape he gets into an apartment of a pregnant woman and helps her with the childbirth. He works in the typhus center where he is guinea pig for lice after being immunized to make more vaccine. He goes to the hospital to end a misery of a man mistaken by him and tortured where he seems to see his own body and is finally reconciled with himself. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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In an interview with French film magazine, Positif, Zulawski stated that the "Third Part" in the film title was a private in-joke referring to what was generally seen at the time as "The Third Wave of Polish cinema." See more »

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Referenced in The Silent God (2018) See more »

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I have watched into the void and it's filled with lice.
16 May 2016 | by MidoriFioreSee all my reviews

I have watched into the void and it's filled with lice. The Third Part of the Night has been described as many things, but HORROR is the one word that makes justice to it. The one thing mostly remotely like it are the Silent Hills games and Come and See. At first I could not tell that the film was set in WWII, but when it became apparent to me, the riddle of the film also became apparent. Most of the film is actually a rather straightforward film, but the way the events are realized it becomes a surreal vision of the end of the world. I have trouble describing it other than a disturbing nightmare about the end of time. A furious debut of a filmmaker, possessed by the Gods of film, who summon a town beyond space, time and hope.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 January 1972 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Terça Parte da Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Poland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Polski State Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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