, 1h30 Directed byWojciech Smarzowski OriginPologne GenresDrama, War, Historical ActorsAgata Kulesza, Szymon Bobrowski, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Jacek Braciak, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka Roles pastor Rating75% In summer 1945 Tadeusz Mazur, an officer of the Armia Krajowa and veteran of the Warsaw uprising, whose wife was raped and murdered by the Germans, moves to Masuria, a region in former German East Prussia, which became part of Poland as a result of the Potsdam Agreement after World War II. He visits Róża, a widow of a German Wehrmacht soldier whose death Tadeusz had witnessed, to hand over her husband’s possessions. Róża invites Tadeusz to stay at her farm to protect her against marauders and the brutal rapes she had previously experienced in the lawless atmosphere of postwar Masuria. From this partnership of purpose, slowly respect and love arises - a "frowned-upon relationship" attracting the "unwelcome attention of the new Polish nationalists as well as the notorious Soviet NKVD".
, 1h30 ActorsMarek Kondrat, Bogusław Linda, Olaf Lubaszenko, Jerzy Skolimowski, Gustaw Holoubek, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko Rating54% The film takes place after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The film opens with retired Major Józef Mayer (Marek Kondrat) in a doctor’s office in Warsaw. Mayer is a former agent of the Polish Office for State Protection (UOP), the main Polish intelligence agency. Mayer’s doctor tells him that he may die from an unspecified disease. The film then shifts to Baghdad, Iraq, where Iraqi security forces raid a CIA safehouse maintained by CIA agent Jeff Magnus (Kristof Konrad). Walton and his two other CIA agents manage to escape into hiding as they prepare to leave Iraq before a possible war. Walton is warned by a Polish-American Mossad agent named Karen Pierce (Anna Korcz) to leave Iraq immediately. Meanwhile, Pierce is having an affair with Mayer’s son Paweł (Radosław Pazura), who is a Polish engineer working in Iraq. Paweł is detained and Pierce escapes after they are stopped by Iraqi secret police. While in a military prison, Paweł is tortured for not disclosing Pierce’s location to the Iraqis. The Iraqis suspect that Paweł is a spy.
, 3h17 Directed bySteven Spielberg OriginUSA GenresDrama, War, Biography, Historical ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism ActorsLiam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Rating86% In Kraków during World War II, the Germans had forced local Polish Jews into the overcrowded Kraków Ghetto. Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German, arrives in the city hoping to make his fortune. A member of the Nazi Party, Schindler lavishes bribes on Wehrmacht (German armed forces) and SS officials and acquires a factory to produce enamelware. To help him run the business, Schindler enlists the aid of Itzhak Stern, a local Jewish official who has contacts with black marketeers and the Jewish business community. Stern helps Schindler arrange loans to finance the factory. Schindler maintains friendly relations with the Nazis and enjoys wealth and status as "Herr Direktor", and Stern handles administration. Schindler hires Jewish workers because they cost less, while Stern ensures that as many people as possible are deemed essential to the German war effort, which saves them from being transported to concentration camps or killed.