Ashes and Diamonds

Drama, 1958, PL, 107 min, PL, VO, ENG ST
Dir. Andrzej Wajda
Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyżewska, Wacław Zastrzeżyński, Adam Pawlikowski, Bogumił Kobiela

The film takes place in 1945, just after the end of World War II. Its protagonist is former soldier of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), Maciek Chełmicki, who whilst working for the underground anti-communist movement receives an order to eliminate Szczuka, a local secretary of the Polish Workers’ Party. With time, doubt begins to plague Chełmicki.

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