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Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975) FotW #319

Posted: February 9th, 2020, 1:58 pm
by Cocoa
Film of the Week #319: Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975)

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Summary:
At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.

#126 on 500<400, with 308 checks.
Nominated by blocho, filmbantha, and Minkin.
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#126(⇧48, #174) Ziemia obiecana (1975)
[The Promised Land]

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Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
(479.11 Pts, 14 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–1–5
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Re: Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975) FotW #319

Posted: February 15th, 2020, 9:24 pm
by Cocoa
I enjoyed the film, although it's not a favorite of mine. I've now seen seven Andrzej Wajda films and this film is tied with two others for the film of his that I've rated the highest.

Re: Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975) FotW #319

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 11:27 am
by sebby
Cocoa wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 9:24 pm
I enjoyed the film, although it's not a favorite of mine. I've now seen seven Andrzej Wajda films and this film is tied with two others for the film of his that I've rated the highest.
Surely Kanal is one of the two?

Re: Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975) FotW #319

Posted: February 16th, 2020, 3:11 pm
by Cocoa
sebby wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 11:27 am
Cocoa wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 9:24 pm
I enjoyed the film, although it's not a favorite of mine. I've now seen seven Andrzej Wajda films and this film is tied with two others for the film of his that I've rated the highest.
Surely Kanal is one of the two?
Kanal (1957) and Sibirska Ledi Magbet (1962)

Re: Ziemia obiecana AKA The Promised Land (1975) FotW #319

Posted: February 17th, 2020, 11:02 pm
by blocho
I enjoyed it, and I thought the acting and directing were excellent, yet somehow it felt like something was missing. I'm not sure. Maybe it was just the single-mindedness of the narrative, which pointed in only one direction and kept hammering the same point. Of the eight Wajda movies I've seen, I would put it only above Danton and maybe Man or Iron.