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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
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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