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Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Poland 1958 103 mins.

Wajda’s early masterpiece is set on the last day of World War II and the first day of peace—and between them, a night that changes everything. In the eyes of Maciek (Zbigniew Cybulski), an idealistic young Polish resistance fighter, the incipient Communist regime does not represent the hopes and dreams he and his brothers in arms have been fighting and dying for. FIPRESCI Prize, 1959 Venice Film Festival.