Tag Archives: Waldemar Krzystek

Waldemar Krzystek – Zwolnieni z zycia AKA Dismissed From Life (1992)

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December 1989. Jan Wysocki (Wojciech Wysocki), a former Wrocław oppositionist, becomes a member of the Senate committee to settle the activities of the communist secret service. In order to stop him, a group of Escorts hit his family. As a result, Marek (Jan Frycz), Wysocki’s younger brother, is severely beaten to a rubbish dump. Here, fate will meet him with the eccentric “Frenchwoman” (Krystyna Janda). Together they will create a pair of outsiders: he doesn’t know who she is, she lives in her own Paris – they both need each other. Read More »

Waldemar Krzystek – Mala Moskwa AKA The Little Moscow (2008)

During the Cold War, a married young Soviet woman and a Polish officer are drawn together by music but their affair attracts the attention of the military authorities. Read More »

Waldemar Krzystek – 80 milionów aka 80 millions (2011)

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*The official submission of Poland to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013.

A new film by Waldemar Krzystek. Poland, Lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After the series of entrapments by the Security Service a confrontation between the opposition and the communists seems to be inevitable. Just before the proclamation of martial law a group of young Solidarity activists decide to play va banque and organize a rash action to take out 80 million of the Union money from one of the Wroclaw’s banks before the account would be blocked. Security Service officers follow their steps. It’s the beginning of a gripping tournament in which also priests and curb dealers will play their parts. Each side has aces up their sleeve. Read More »