Man on the Tracks (Czlowiek na torze)
Dir: Andrzej Munk
Poland, 1957, Polish, 86 min, DCP
Cast: Kazimierz Opalinski, Zygmunt Maciejewski
Andrzej Munk’s feature debut begins as a “whydunit” surrounding an investigation after a near-derailment left a veteran engineer dead. Inspectors are quick to blame the victim, who was known for his difficult personality. However, the testimonies of his coworkers slowly reveal a consummate professional with oldschool work ethics that clashed with Poland’s new socialist reality. Released after the 1956 upheaval that saw Polish workers demanding better work conditions under the Stalinist regime, this subversive neo-realist drama about generational clashes remains one of the most influential films of Polish cinema.
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- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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