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Kanal / They Loved Life


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  Kanal  / They Loved Life Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.27 /10
 
Starring
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
FOREIGN
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
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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