Mar. 12 & 14


Harris Theater
Thu, Mar 12
Sat, Mar 14

Thu, Mar 12 to Sat, Mar 14

Play Trailer

Part of the Martin Scorsese Presents Polish Masterpieces Series 

Set during World War II, this bittersweet film (structured in two parts) looks at what it means to be a hero. First it follows a likable drunk who's forced to be a soldier during the Warsaw Uprising. As he continues to resist fighting, this seems less cowardly and more sane. Inthe second part, a soldier tries to escape from a POW camp. While unclear whether he succeeds, the attempt unnerves the guards and inspires other prisoners.

Andrzej Munk | 1958 | 87 min