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Człowiek z Marmuru = Man of marble
Zespoł Filmowy X przedstawia ; film, Andrzeja Wajdy ; scenariusz, Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski ; reżyseria, Andrzej Wajda
[United States] : Vanguard Cinema, ©2003
In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut. She studies his stint as a proletariat hero, how that heroism was created, and what became of him.
Jones Media DVD 20535

Król Roger
Karol Szymanowski ; libretto, Karol Szymanowski and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, inspired by Euripides' The Bacchae
London : Opus Arte, [2015]
Karol Szymanowski's masterpiece powerfully presents the dilemmas of culture versus nature and man versus beast, and movingly depicts King Roger's inner struggles as he moves from an impossible life of repressed desires to the other extreme, giving in to his own demons.
Paddock DVD M1500.S99 L76 2015

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