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Cacique Caribe27 Apr 2018 12:41 a.m. PST

How is that film? Worth watching?

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1783244

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Umpapa27 Apr 2018 1:12 a.m. PST

Uneven: some scenes great, some soso. Uniforms ok – sso good for modellers. Educative in neutral way, if You know nothing about 1920 War. For a Polish history fan, a bit disapointing. Could be much much better, bearing the importance of the war for Poland and Europe.

advocate27 Apr 2018 3:56 a.m. PST

Definitely worth watching. Like all films, anyone with a decent knowledge of the subject is likely to have issues with it: It's by no means a documentary.

Jeigheff Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

I think I saw part of this on Youtube.

At the end of the flick, Lenin is shown with his cronies, including Stalin, in the Kremlin. Lenin is furious about the failure of the communist invasion of Poland and throws a minor fit.

oldnorthstate27 Apr 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

Lenin's fit is certainly justified…Germany was ripe for a workers uprising and once started who knows where the fire would spread given the aftermath of WWI…the failure to defeat Poland, was in reality a failure to spread the workers revolution and ultimately a failure of Communism.

Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Worth watching. Obviously a film from the Polish point of view but I think the apparently anti-Soviet scenes are probably accurate in showing the take no prisoners type of attitudes that seem to have always permeated war in Eastern Europe. Good uniforms and good battle scenes. I believe by the same director who directed the film adaptations of Sienkiewicz's Trilogy, which were also good and bad but fun to watch.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Yes pretty good.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 7:59 a.m. PST

Looks good. Any film that knocks "International Socialism" is OK in my book.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

Great Film.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

I bought it, and watched a few times, enjoyed it. Impressed by the women soldiers, and the boy scouts. I bought some of these from Siberia Miniatures. Hope to do games based on movie. I have all the Russians, and many figures to sub for Polish.
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ditto to Shagnasty and jurgenation.

Cacique Caribe27 Apr 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

For a WHAT IF Discussion on the repercussions of fall of Poland to the Bolsheviks:

TMP link

Dan

goragrad27 Apr 2018 8:04 p.m. PST

Been on my to watch list since I first saw it announced.

I have the Polish Trilogy by Hoffman and enjoyed it and expect to do the same with this.

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