Ashes and Diamonds

New York: Janus Films, 1961. Three vintage studio still photographs from the 1958 film.

Based on the 1948 novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski.

The last film in the "war" trilogy that began Polish director Wajda's career as a director, preceded by "Pokolenie" (1955) and "Kanal" (1957). A strong anti-war statement, framed in the personae of two men given orders - from the part of the resistance that opposes the new Communist regime, and on the last day of World War II in Poland - to murder a leading communist. One of Wajda's favorite performers and a friend, Zbigniew Cybulski, plays the man who eventually pulls the trigger and kills the communist leader, with unexpected results.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

Rosenbaum 1000. Criterion Collection 282.

[Book #148730]

Price: $675.00