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Ashes and Diamonds

Spine #285

Apr 26, 2005

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Polish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Ashes and Diamonds

Directed By: Andrzej Wajda
Licensor: Jeck Film

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On the last day of World War Two in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time.

  • Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • Andrzej Wajda: On Ashes and Diamonds, a 35-minute exclusive new interview with the director, second director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski
  • Vintage newsreel footage on the making of Ashes and Diamonds
  • Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters


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