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Kanal / They Loved Life

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.27 /10
Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Emil Kariewicz
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Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
Written by: Jerzy Izewska, from Jerzy Stawinski's novel Kloakerne

Released: 1956
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Poland
Colour: BW
Length: 97


Polish partisans hide from the Nazis during the 1944 Warsaw uprising.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Gruelling, stiflingly claustrophobic drama which suffers from pretentious references to Dante's Inferno, an unremittingly bleak storyline, and an absence of interesting characters (though their situation certainly holds the interest). The second part of Wajda's wartime trilogy, it comes between A Generation and Ashes and Diamonds.

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