Man on the Tracks (1957)

01/17/1957 (PL) Drama 1h 21m
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In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914. An inquiry immediately follows. Testimony takes the form of flashbacks. Tuszka, the station master, believes Orzechowski was a saboteur; at least one on the inquiry panel agrees. Zapora, the young engineer on the train that hit Orzechowski, gives more complicated testimony about the dead man - stiff-necked, proud, imperious, critical of Zapora and other younger workers. The signalman at the crossing where Orzechowski died also testifies. Can the panel arrive at the truth in a world where workers unite, inferior coal is a badge of honor, and the old order is suspect?

  1. Andrzej Munk

    Director, Writer

  2. Jerzy Stefan Stawiński

    Screenplay, Story

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Man on the Tracks
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Original Title Człowiek na torze

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Original Language Polish

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