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The year 1901, a psychiatric hospital in the Russian partition. One of the patients is a political prisoner - Józef Pilsudski (Borys Szyc). The Polish underground independence movement is ... See full summary »

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Borys Szyc ... Józef Pilsudski
Magdalena Boczarska ... Maria Pilsudska
Jan Marczewski ... Walery Slawek
Maria Debska ... Aleksandra Szczerbinska
Józef Pawlowski ... Aleksander Sulkiewicz
Tomasz Schuchardt ... Aleksander Prystor
Eliza Rycembel ... Wanda Juszkiewiczówna
Marcin Hycnar ... Witold Jodko-Narkiewicz
Filip Kosior ... Tadeusz Kasprzycki
Kamil Szeptycki ... Kazimierz Sosnowski
Tomasz Borkowski ... Józef Kwiatek
Grzegorz Malecki ... Szczucki
Krzysztof Stroinski ... Omelczenko
Przemyslaw Bluszcz ... Rybak
Lukasz Garlicki ... Jedrzejewski
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The year 1901, a psychiatric hospital in the Russian partition. One of the patients is a political prisoner - Józef Pilsudski (Borys Szyc). The Polish underground independence movement is preparing their mission to rescue the famous activist. Pilsudski is freed, but he will not get back his idyll family life that he once knew. Uncertain years are coming, marked by revolutionary events, violence and betrayal. Pilsudski must find a way to man oeuvre on the boggy ground - between the conservative passivity of the Polish Socialist Party and the aggression against the invaders, resulting in retaliation. The year 1914 is coming, and the chance for restoring an independent country, independent Poland, is now or never. Written by ron_whisky

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To nie mialo prawa sie stac

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Radetzky March op. 228
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Incredibly Weak Try
22 May 2020 | by denis888See all my reviews

I love Polish films and love Polish history, and I do remember fondly old movie Zamach Stanu, where Marshal Pilsudski is shown as a sly old fox getting back to power. I also like 1920 Bitwa Warszawska where younger Marshal is depicted fighting against Soviet invasion of 1920. Both are great films, so when I heard about this new effort showing the early years of Marshal and his slow rise to power, I jumped at the opportunity. Alas, my initial gladness soon evaporated as the result is a terribly weak, badly filmed, poorly played, especially laughable when seemingly Russian people speak with awful accents, far from Russian speech, and with a very uneven pacing Bad montage and very poor color scheme add to a general feel of horrid amateurish attempt. This could have been a better series of many episodes with better pace, better performance, and better Russian accents, since Russia is so prominent here. Another huge sin of filmmakers is a jumpy tempo, in a hopeless try to embrace too many events at a too shot time span. This only seems as a torn and frayed fabric of disjointed fragments. Borys Szyc is a nice actor but not for this role, he simply does not possess certain necessary charisma, or power to depict such a complicated and ,multi-faceted persona of Marshal. Szyc can goggle his eyes, utter overblown phrases without being a real thing, He sizzles but never bubbles, moans but never means it, speaks but does not deliver. In all, a poor and very weak film of a very low quality, dubious merit and laughable moral. It just does not convince, As a one-timer for students to see how not to shoot serious movies it can hold, otherwise, it never will.


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13 September 2019 (Poland) See more »

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