Ashes and Diamonds Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for Ashes and Diamonds the Movie

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In the closing days of WWII, young Polish resistance fighter Maciek (Cybulski) is sent to a small town to assassinate a Communist Party official. Waiting around in a hotel, Maciek romances the beautiful barmaid, Krystyna (Krzysewska), and questions the meaning of struggle. A seminal Eastern European masterpiece that defined a generation of pre-solidarity Poles. The last installment of the trilogy that includes "A Generation" and "Kanal" and based on a novel by Jerzy Andrzewski. Polish with subtitles.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from Polish.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Assassination
Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski
Zbigniew Cybulski, Eva Krzyzewska, Adam Pawlikowski, Bogumil Kobiela, Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Jerzy Wojcik
Andrzej Wajda
Jan Krenz, Filip Nowak
Film Unit KADR

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