Lotna Movie Review Summary

Actors: Adam Pawlikowski, Jerzy Pichelski, Jerzy Moes, Bozena Kurowska

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LOTNA was directed by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda in 1959.

The setting is Poland during the first days of WWII. Cavalry Captain Chodakiewicz and Lieutenant Wodnicki are ordered to fight the first German foot troops that have just crossed the border. The lord of a manor situated next to the frontier gives a magnificent white horse -Lotna- to Chodakiewicz. But when first Chodakiewiz, then Cadet Grabowski, are killed by the German bombs while they were riding Lotna, some of the lancers start to believe that the horse has brought them bad luck. But what can they do, with only swords and spears, against the German tanks ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   land battles Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives

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