Kanal

TitleKanal
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1957
AuthorsWajda, Andrzej
Running Time91 minutes
Date Released1957
DistributorZespół Filmowy Kadr
CountryPoland
Publication Languagepolish
Abstract

Director Andrzej Wajda offers a bleak interpretation of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II. A group of 27 resistance fighters from the Home Army retreat into the sewers after their plan to take the Mokotów district of the city meets armed German opposition. Lost and separated in the sewers, they struggle to survive. Kanal mirrors the sense of hopelessness Polish resistance fighters experienced after their initially successful campaign failed due to a lack of Soviet and Allied support. 

Cast

Teresa Iżewska

Tadeusz Janczar

Wieńczysław Gliński

Tadeusz Gwiazdowski

Stanisław Mikulski

Emil Karewicz

Vladek Sheybal

Teresa Berezowska

Credits

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Written by Jerzy Stefan Stawiński

Cinematography by Jerzy Lipman

Edited by Halina Nawrocka and Aurelia Rut

Music by Jan Krenz

Genre

War, Drama

Translated TitleSewer
Full Text

The second film in Andrzej Wajda’s World War II triology, preceded by A Generation and followed by Ashes and Diamonds. It is also the first film to document the Warsaw Uprising.

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