From Sun 07 to Thu 11 Jul

During the last days of the Warsaw Uprising a ravaged band of resistance fighters retreats into the city sewers to avoid capture by the Nazis. In this pit of darkness, engulfed by filth, they desperately strive to hang onto their lives, their hopes and their sanity. Controversial for undermining a national myth of heroic sacrifice and full of haunting images, Wajda’s second feature is an unforgettable and harrowing depiction of the horrors of war, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

The film is a Dantean nightmare. It is also an unforgettable testimonial. […] executed with the hand of a master and brilliantly acted” Le Monde

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