The Eighth Day of the Week (1958)

08/26/1958 (PL) DramaRomance 1h 23m
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Polish writer/director Aleksander Ford's Eighth Day of the Week takes an astonishing anti-Communist stance--the first of many that would compel Ford to leave his homeland after a general governmental crackdown on personal expression in 1968. Zbigniew Cybulski and Sonja Ziemann play a married couple who fall through the cracks of Red bureaucracy in Warsaw. The film does not endeavor to preach, merely to present a matter-of-fact glance at how little the individual matters when confronted with mountains of red tape. Upon its completion in 1958, the government refused to allow Eighth Day of the Week to be shown in Poland; it would not been seen anywhere until its European release one year later.

  1. Aleksander Ford

    Director, Writer

  2. Marek Hlasko

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sonja Ziemann

    Sonja Ziemann

    Agnieszka Walicka

  2. Zbigniew Cybulski

    Zbigniew Cybulski

    Piotr Terlecki

  3. Ilse Steppat

    Ilse Steppat


  4. Emil Karewicz

    Emil Karewicz


  5. Barbara Połomska

    Barbara Połomska

    Ela, koleżanka Agnieszki

  6. Jan Świderski

    Jan Świderski


  7. Bum Krüger

    Bum Krüger

    Stefan Walicki, ojciec Agnieszki

  8. Zbigniew Wójcik

    Malarz, kolega Piotra

  9. Leon Niemczyk

    Leon Niemczyk

    "Ciapuś", "narzeczony" Eli

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The Eighth Day of the Week
The Eighth Day of the Week

Original Title Ósmy dzień tygodnia

Status Released

Original Language Polish

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