A Generation

TitleA Generation
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1955
AuthorsWajda, Andrzej
Running Time83 minutes
Date Released01/1955
Publication Languagepolish

A seminal work in Polish New Wave cinema, director Andrzej Wajda fashions a devastating anti-war film about the lost generation of World War II. After experiencing a life of deprivation and German occupation, Stach becomes radicalized through the communist-led resistance in Warsaw. He works with Dorota and friends to aid the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Wajda's emphasis on the heroism of communists fits the reality of post-World War II Poland under the communist bloc.  


Tadeusz Łomnicki

Urszula Modrzynska

Tadeusz Janczar

Roman Polanski

Zbigniew Cybulski


Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Written by Bohdan Czesko

Cinematography by Jerzy Lipman

Edited by Czeslaw Raniszewski

Music by Andrzej Markowski


Drama, War, History

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The first film in Andrzej Wajda’s World War II trilogy, followed by Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds.

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