Border Street A film by Aleksander Fords Polish with English Subtitles

Border Street A film by Aleksander Fords Polish with English Subtitles

Code: DVD-1-59365-052-3



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One of the first post-World War II films to deal with the Holocaust, BORDER STREET recreates the circumstances surrounding the doomed Warsaw Ghetto uprising, in which a small, heroic band of Jews chose to resist the Nazis rather than face deportation to Auschwitz or Treblinka. The story unfolds through the eyes of four characters who live in the same building: David and Jadzia are two Jewish youths who fight the Nazis as their only choice for survival, while gentiles Bronek and Wladek consider the occupation an insult to their Polish heritage. Aleksander Ford's heart-wrenching film focuses on the common goals of the Poles and Jews as they stage a valiant effort to rid themselves of the Nazi menace. BORDER STREET is at once a compelling drama and a page out of history.

Directed by: Border Street (Polish:Ulica Graniczna) is a 1948 Polish drama film directed by Aleksander Ford and starring Mieczysława ĆwiklińskaJerzy LeszczyńskiJerzy Złotnicki and Władysław Godik.[1] The film depicts the Nazis' purge of Warsaw Jews [2] by following the fates of five families, representative of the various social, political, and ethnic strata in Warsaw, through the war, and culminates in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.[3] Ford did not provide viewers a happy ending because he wanted "the viewer who watches it to realize that the issue of fascism and racial oppression is not over." It won the Gran Prix at the 1948 Venice Film Festival.[4][5] The film's sets were designed by the art director Stepán Kopecký.
122 minutes
Polish with English Subtitles
System NTSC
Black / White

Starring: Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Jerzy Leszczynski, Wladyslaw Godik, Tadeusz Fijewski, and Maria Broniweska