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MAN OF IRON
Cannes Classics

CZŁOWIEK Z ŻELAZA

(MAN OF IRON)

Directed by : Andrzej WAJDA

Year of production : 1981 Country : POLAND Length : 153 minutes

Synopsis

The continuation of Wajda’s picture of 1976 – ‘Man of Marble’ (‘Człowiek z marmuru’). The year 1980. Workers of the Gdansk Shipyard are on strike. The son of Mateusz Birkut, Maciek Tomczyk, is one of the shipyard workers and also an activist of the strike committee. Winkel, a radio reporter, is given an assignment to make a report which would disgrace Tomczyk and the strike committee. However, after the conversation with Agnieszka – now Tomczyk’s wife - imprisoned for supporting the strike, he changes his view on the demands of the workers. He decides never to make the report.

Credits

Andrzej WAJDA - Director

Aleksander SCIBOR-RYLSKI - Script / Dialogue

Edward KLOSINSKI - Director of Photography

Andrzej KORZYNSKI - Music

Jerzy ZAWADZKI - Sound

Halina PRUGAR - Film Editor

Allan STARSKI - Set decorator

Casting

Jerzy RADZIWILOWICZ - Maciek Tomczyk, Birkut's son – Mateusz Birkut

Krystyna JANDA - Agnieszka

Marian OPANIA - Winkel

Irena BYRSKA - Hulewicz's mother

Wieslawa KOSMALSKA - Wiesława Hulewicz

Boguslaw LINDA - Dzidek

Franciszek TRZECIAK - Badecki

Janusz GAJOS - vice president of the Radiocomittee

Andrzej SEWERYN - captain Wirski

Marek KONDRAT - Grzenda

Jerzy TRELA - Antoniak, opposition activist

Krzysztof JANCZAR - Kryska, Maciek's friend in 1970

Krystyna ZAOWICZACHWATOWICZ-WAJDA - Hanka Tomczyk, Birkut's wife

Contacts

Production

(ORIGINALLY) ZESPOL FILMOWY X (RIGHTHOLDER) STUDIO FILMOWE ZEBRA - Pulawska 61 02-595 Warsaw POLAND - T: +4822 845 54 84 - zebra@zebrafilm.pl

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CZŁOWIEK Z ŻELAZA

The continuation of Wajda’s picture of 1976 – ‘Man of Marble’ (‘Człowiek z marmuru’). The year 1980. Workers of the Gdansk Shipyard are on strike. The...
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