Mar. 12 & 14
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