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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

15 05/29/1961 (US) DramaWarRomance 1h 43m

Touched with the fire and rebellion of a new generation of Polish film makers


A young academy soldier, Maciek Chelmicki, is ordered to shoot the secretary of the KW PPR. A coincidence causes him to kill someone else. Meeting face to face with his victim, he gets a shock. He faces the necessity of repeating the assassination. He meets Krystyna, a girl working as a barmaid in the restaurant of the "Monopol" hotel. His affection for her makes him even more aware of the senselessness of killing at the end of the war. Loyalty to the oath he took, and thus the obligation to obey the order, tips the scales.

  1. Andrzej Wajda

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jerzy Andrzejewski

    Novel, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Zbigniew Cybulski

    Zbigniew Cybulski

    Maciek Chełmicki

  2. Ewa Krzyżewska

    Ewa Krzyżewska

    Krystyna Rozbicka

  3. Wacław Zastrzeżynski

    Wacław Zastrzeżynski


  4. Adam Pawlikowski

    Adam Pawlikowski

    Andrzej Kossecki

  5. Bogumił Kobiela

    Bogumił Kobiela


  6. Jan Ciecierski

    Jan Ciecierski


  7. Stanisław Milski

    Stanisław Milski


  8. Artur Młodnicki

    Artur Młodnicki


  9. Halina Kwiatkowska

    Halina Kwiatkowska


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Ashes and Diamonds
Ashes and Diamonds

Original Title Popiół i diament

Status Released

Original Language Polish

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