A 1975 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda, based on a novel by Władysław Reymont. Set in the industrial city of Łódź, The Promised Land tells the story of a Pole, a German, and a Jew struggling to build a factory in the raw world of 19th century capital
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Obra mayor dentro de la filmografia de Wajda, (fue precisamente durante la proyecciòn de esta cinta que se incendiò la Cineteca Nacional, alla por 1982) el film es un desfile de imagenes de una deslumbrante belleza visual, por lo que no me explico porque tenian que poner de still la escena mas pinche fea de toda la pelicula. Parece la Chupitos la vieja esta...
Wajda accomplishes what Visconti did with The Leopard, but targeting that brand of decadence specific to industrialists. Truly l'enfant terrible of Polish cinema, and this film exhibits that amazingly. Big props for the use of the wide angle lens for debauchery and the single breaking of the fourth wall. I amazingly wish it was longer to get more of a treatment of the workers.
Late 19th,early 20th century Lodz and the industrial revolution is in full swing in Poland.The peasants are leaving their rural life for the "Promised Land" of Capitalism,only to find they've been screwed again!They're left to live in poverty and work in dangerous conditions,so that their"Masters"can scheme against each other and make more lucre.An interesting film from Wajda,which would benefit from further viewings
47 Ratings - WTF is wrong with you people? This is (and I'm serious here) one of the best movies of the 70s. and it has been easily available since Second Run added a brilliant, restored transfer to its collection.