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Jerzy Nowak

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Birth name Jerzy Novak
Nationality Pologne
Birth 20 june 1923 at Brzesko (Pologne)
Death 26 march 2013 (at 89 years) at Warsaw (Pologne)
Awards Medal for Merit to Culture

Jerzy Nowak (June 20, 1923 – March 26, 2013) was a Polish film and theatre actor and teacher.


During World War II, Novak fought with the Polish partisans. In 1948, he graduated from the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow.

From 1994 on, Nowak primarily and continuously played the role of Singer Hirsch, who is a historic character in the legacy of Polish theater.

In cinema, he mostly took on supporting roles as a Jew, often set during World War Two, such as in Schindler's List (directed by Steven Spielberg), or as a 'bumpkin farmer' in Three Colors: White, and as the great creative Zucker in the film The Promised Land ( directed by Andrzej Wajda).

In 2005, he made a film on the subject of death, after allegedly learning of his own illness. In his will, his corpse was to be processed in formalin by Jagiellonian University Medical College . In 2007 the documentary Existence, directed by Marcin Koszalka focuses on the problem of death. The film attracted considerable media interest, and the rumors about the actor's disease has been denied.

Usually with

Jerzy Stuhr
Jerzy Stuhr
(5 films)
Henryk Bista
Henryk Bista
(5 films)
Jerzy Trela
Jerzy Trela
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jerzy Nowak (19 films)

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Manhunt (2012)
, 1h36
Directed by Marcin Krzyształowicz
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Actors Maciej Stuhr, Weronika Rosati, Jerzy Nowak, Anna Guzik
Roles Wiarus
Rating63% 3.193943.193943.193943.193943.19394
L'histoire du caporal Wydra, un spécialiste des exécutions, qui va , pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, se venger de l'assassinat des membres de son unité secrète.
Julie Walking Home, 1h53
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Miranda Otto, William Fichtner, Lothaire Bluteau, Jerzy Nowak, Maciej Stuhr, Maria Seweryn
Roles Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Makowsky
Rating62% 3.1477353.1477353.1477353.1477353.147735
Julie finds her husband Henry in bed with another woman when she returns home early from a trip with their twins, Nicholas and Nicole (who have an amazing bond, believe in magic and even have their own language). When she discovers that her son has lung cancer, Julie seeks help from a faith healer in Poland. A romantic relationship develops between Julie and Alexei (the healer). After Nicholas is cured, Alexei pays Julie a visit in Canada and they begin a relationship. Nicholas gets sick again and Alexei is unable to cure him. By choosing love, Alexei has lost his gift. Julie is pregnant (from Alexei) and she and her husband reunite, both resigned about the tragic fate of their son and trying to make the best out of the situation for their daughter's sake. In the twins' magical world, death is certainly not the end, we find out in the last scene.
The Revenge, 1h40
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Origin Pologne
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn, Katarzyna Figura, Daniel Olbrychski, Agata Buzek
Roles murarz I
Rating57% 2.850572.850572.850572.850572.85057
Raptusiewicz (Janusz Gajos) réside dans la moitié d'un château tandis que l'autre moitié est habitée par son rival détesté Rejent Milczek (Andrzej Seweryn). Raptusiewicz souhaite se marier avec Podstolina (Katarzyna Figura), la veuve de Lord High Steward, Podstolina cherchant un mari riche.
The Witcher, 2h10
Directed by Marek Brodzki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Michał Żebrowski, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Maciej Kozłowski, Olaf Lubaszenko, Ewa Wiśniewska, Andrzej Chyra
Roles Vesemir
Rating37% 1.874661.874661.874661.874661.87466
The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis (2001)
, 4h34
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion
Actors Paweł Deląg, Magdalena Mielcarz, Franciszek Pieczka, Bogusław Linda, Michał Bajor, Jerzy Trela
Roles Krispus
Rating57% 2.8517552.8517552.8517552.8517552.851755
The central plot in the movie revolves around the love of a Roman patrician, Marcus Vinicius, towards a Christian girl (coming from the territory of modern-day Poland) set against the backdrop of the persecutions against Christians during the reign of Nero.
Love Stories, 1h27
Directed by Jerzy Stuhr
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Jerzy Stuhr, Irina Alfiorova, Katarzyna Figura, Jerzy Nowak, Jerzy Trela, Artur Barciś
Roles The Accountant
Rating69% 3.487543.487543.487543.487543.48754
The four characters played by Jerzy Stuhr all arrive at the same place at different times in different vehicles: a college professor in his own car, a priest in a taxicab, an army officer in a government vehicle and a prisoner in a police van accompanied by two police officers. As the opening credits roll, the four characters walk about the same building.
Three Colors: White, 1h40
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, Films about marriage
Actors Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Jerzy Stuhr, Janusz Gajos, Aleksander Bardini, Juliette Binoche
Roles chłop
Rating75% 3.799093.799093.799093.799093.79909
After opening with a brief, seemingly irrelevant scene of a suitcase on an airport carousel, the story quickly focuses on a Paris divorce court where Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski) is pleading with the judge — the same legal proceedings that Juliette Binoche's character briefly stumbled upon in Blue. The immigrant Karol, despite his difficulty in understanding French, is made to understand that his wife Dominique (Julie Delpy) does not love him. The grounds for divorce are humiliating: Karol was unable to consummate the marriage. Along with his wife, he loses his means of support (a beauty salon they jointly owned), his legal residency in France, and the rest of his cash in a series of mishaps, and is soon a beggar. He only retains a 2 franc coin.
Schindler's List, 3h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz
Roles Investor
Rating86% 4.3051354.3051354.3051354.3051354.305135
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.
Alchemik (1989)
, 1h57
Genres Fantasy, Horror
Actors Leon Niemczyk, Michał Bajor, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Joanna Szczepkowska, Jerzy Nowak, Mariusz Dmochowski
Roles Książę Kiejstut
Rating61% 3.088313.088313.088313.088313.08831
L'alchimiste Sendivius arrive à la cour du kniaź Fryderyk en prétendant qu'il est capable de transmuter le plomb en or. Le prince l'autorise à prouver ses dires, toutefois si l'expérience échoue, il subira la torture jusqu'à ce que mort s'en suive. Alors que Von Lotz lui fait visiter les cachots et lui montre les supplices qu'il subira en cas d'échec ou s'il réussit et refuse de dévoiler ses secrets au prince, il découvre que son maître Thomas Seton est emprisonné dans une cellule sordide et subit quotidiennement la torture...
And the Violins Stopped Playing, 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Horst Buchholz, Marne Maitland, Piotr Polk, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Nowak, Aleksander Ford
Roles DoctorProfessor Epstein
Rating68% 3.426043.426043.426043.426043.42604
The story opens in 1941 in Brest-Litovsk, with Dymitr Mirga (Horst Buchholz), a prominent Gypsy violin player, entertaining a group of Nazis in a restaurant. At first the Nazis enjoy the entertainment and assure the musicians that the ongoing removal of the region's Jews is being conducted for the sake of the Romani. However, Dymitr soon realizes the truth, and asks the head of the Gypsy community to lead its evacuation into Hungary, which at that time was still independent. The leader is reluctant to comply, and the community's council eventually forces him to resign, giving his position instead to Dymitr Mirga. The son of the deposed leader had been betrothed to a beautiful Romani named Zoya Natkin (Maya Ramati), who instead chose to marry Dymitr's son, Roman (Piotr Polk).
A Year of the Quiet Sun, 1h50
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson, Vadim Glowna, Ewa Dałkowska, Danny Webb, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Roles lekarz przy ekshumacji zwłok
Rating70% 3.541593.541593.541593.541593.54159
Ouest de la Pologne, 1946. Emilia et sa mère invalide tentent de survivre dans une terre dévastée, autrefois allemande avant d'être intégrée à la Pologne. Emilia rencontre Norman, soldat américain, venu là pour enquêter sur des crimes de guerre. C'est bientôt l'amour, mais le temps est compté et Norman est rappelé à Berlin. Pour permettre à sa fille de suivre son amant, la vieille femme décide de se laisser mourir.