Bad Luck (1960)
The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of any kind but is always on the verge of turning into a more coherent human being, only to be slapped down. It begins with the hero’s childhood. Then comes the first love marred by his unwilling involvement in fascict politics, him being taken for a Jew because of his nose. Later he decides to join the army to charm the girl, but arrives too late for any fighting. He is arrested by entering German troops while he dresses in officer’s uniform and mistakenly sent to POW camp as an officer.
Director: Andrzej Munk
Cast: Adam Pawlikowski, Aleksander Dzwonkowski, Andrzej Herder, Andrzej Krasicki, Barbara Horawianka, Barbara Lass, Barbara Połomska, Bogumił Kobiela, Edward Dziewoński, Ewa Wisniewska, Helena Dąbrowska, Henryk Bąk, Henryk Kucharski, Irena Stalończyk, Jakub Goldberg, Jan Tadeusz Stanisławski, January Krawczyk, Jerzy Dobrowolski, Jerzy Felczyński, Jerzy Pichelski, Karolina Borchardt, Kazimierz Opaliński, Krystyna Cierniak, Krystyna Karkowska, Krzysztof Komeda, Maria Ciesielska, Maria Kaniewska, Mariusz Dmochowski, Michał Gazda, Roman Kłosowski, Stanisław Dygat, Stanisław Jaworski, Tadeusz Bartosik, Tadeusz Janczar, Tadeusz Waczkowski, Wiesław Gołas, Wojciech Litynski, Wojciech Siemion, Zbigniew Cynkutis, Zdzisław Halicki
Duration: 90 min