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Actors: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Roman Polanski

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A GENERATION (Pokolenie), released in 1955, was the first film shot by Polish director Andrzej Wajda.
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The setting is the city of Warsaw, Poland, in 1942. The Nazis are occupying the country. Stach and his friends, captivated by the idealist speeches of Dorota, decide to join her underground leftist youth movement. Between two sabotages, Stach and Dorota fall in love. When the Warsaw ghetto goes in flames, these teenagers will try to save a few Jews who are escaping the ghetto through the sewers. But the Gestapo comes closer and they soon have to go undercover. Furthermore, another Polish resistance movement, right-winged, is not so happy with their operations.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   communist revolution! War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Poland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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