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by Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka


How was it possible for one person to change the world so dramatically? It is as much a political as a psychological question. Wajda, intruding into a private, even intimate sphere of the trade union’s leader, attempts to capture the phenomenon of this incredible metamorphosis: from a simple worker, focused on his day-to-day duties, into a charismatic leader. This controversial persona, himself not without flaws, helped millions set free their dreams of freedom they’d been hiding deep in their hearts, setting the stage for transformations beyond anyone’s imagination at the time.

international title: Walesa. Man of Hope
original title: Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei
country: Poland
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka
film run: 127'
release date: PL 04/10/2013, UK 18/10/2013, IE 18/10/2013, HU 20/03/2014, GR 24/04/2014, EE 25/04/2014, IT 06/06/2014, DK 12/06/2014, FR 12/11/2014
screenplay: Janusz Glowacki
cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Ewa Kolasinska, Mirosław Baka, Maciej Stuhr
cinematography by: Paweł Edelman
film editing: Milenia Fiedler
art director: Magdalena Dipont
costumes designer: Magdalena Biedrzycka
producer: Michał Kwieciński
production: Akson Studio, Canal+ Polska, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa
backing: Polish Film Institute
distributor: ITI Cinema, Nomad Film, Project London Films, A Contracorriente Films, Condor Distribution

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