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Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)

Part III of a War Trilogy
1958, Poland, Andrzej Wajda. The final part of the trilogy features Cybulski (the Polish James Dean) as a fighter in the first days of peace waiting to assassinate a Communist …

Kanal
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Kanal

Part II of a War Trilogy
1957, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
A group of partisans try to escape from the Nazis through the sewers of Warsaw. Very intense and dark but poetically uplifting at times.
See also A Generation …

A Generation (Pokolenie)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
A Generation (Pokolenie)

Part I of a War Trilogy
1955, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
A film about the Polish underground and the Warsaw resistance; specifically the story of a youth resistance group. You could call it a propaganda film of sorts, …

The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)
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The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)

1969, West Germany, Switzerland, Marcel Ophuls
A classic documentary depicting the life of a French town during the Nazi occupation. The story of cowardice and collaboration but also of heroism and the resistance. Powerful and insightful. …

The Gathering Storm
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The Gathering Storm

2002, USA, Richard Loncraine
It is the mid 1930’s and everyone in power is sucking up to Hitler’s Germany (as they are now to Communist China). A lonely, sidelined but defiant Winston Churchill attempts to warn …

Les Misérables
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Les Misérables

1995, France, Claude Lelouch.
This version of Hugo’s classic tale is set during WWII. Scenes of resistance action and D-day make this an exciting film.
For more details, see tt0113828 on The Internet Movie Database.

The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)
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The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)

1982, West Germany, Michael Verhoeven.
Academy Award winning film based on the true story of a group of students in Munich in 1942 who put their lives in danger by distributing leaflets telling the truth of …