Battle Of Warsaw 2011

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Battle of Warsaw is a high-octane, action-packed account of one of the most important events in Europe's history - Poland's victorious battle against Soviet Russia.

Borys Szyc,Natasza Urbanska
1 hour, 55 minutes

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Battle Of Warsaw

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Action & Adventure, International
Director Jerzy Hoffman
Starring Borys Szyc, Natasza Urbanska
Supporting actors Daniel Olbrychski
Studio Metrodome
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 Mar. 2013
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This was originally called `1920 Battle of Warsaw'. It is a film from Polish director Jerzy Hoffman (`Fire and Sword' and `Army of Valhalla') who uses a love story to retell what happened in the post World War I mess when The Red Russian Army decided to export the revolution going on there to the rest of Europe via Poland.

We meet Jan and Ola who are madly in love with each other. He is a romantic member of the intelligentsia who want the Worlds onanists (or `self pleasurers') to unite against boring art sub groups, such as `cubists' and she is a performer at a cabaret where she has more than her fair share of admirers. Then the mobilisation is ordered and Jan marries Ola before mounting his horse, before he gets to do the same favour to her, and rushes off to fight the Bolsheviks at the front. He is soon in the thick of it and as the newly formed Red Army rolls forward to create the new Soviets of Europe all of Poland gets swept up into war with Ola even giving up the feather boa for a Maxim gun.

This is described as a `high octane action packed' war film, but is it? Well there are some battle scenes and on the whole they are all pretty well done. We have some average CGI bits but they never last too long and are ok as they are used for context most of the time rather than the pretend `action' that you sometimes encounter. The period detail seems pretty good and we do get the political analysis that is always appreciated in a war of this nature. The acting is all well above par and the two main leads are particularly convincing in their respective love roles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julian Janik on 26 Sept. 2014
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I heard about this story at a wedding that my wife and I went to. We were sitting at a table with some Polish friends and they mentioned about it, saying it was a very, little known story of what happened in 1920 between Poland and Russia. So I went on the Internet and later on to You Tube to see what they had. I came across this movie and other related material to the Battle of Warsaw 1920.
After seeing some of the trailers and film clips, I decided to buy the dvd version. Although they have a love story involved, I found the historical aspects to be of great interest as to what happened. I was, also, amazed at the way the movie was made. The scenery, background, music, acting was very well done. It reminded me of the way movies used to be done back in 1950's - 60's. Good storyline, good acting and good battle scenes. Since I got the movie, and being fascinated by the way it was made, I watched movie up to 6 or 7 times so far. I am also a history buff. If a movie has good, quality material, I'll add it to my collection of war movies. and so far, I have an outstanding collection....In watching this movie, it is interesting to note as to what is happening today with Russia and the Ukraine...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Richard Brzostek on 24 April 2012
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Polish director Jerzy Hoffman brings one of the world's most decisive battles to film in 1920 Bitwa Warszawska (The Battle of Warsaw). This 2011 film has special effects galore and happens to be the first Polish movie made in 3D. It evokes feelings of a historic epic and is teeming with the best Polish actors (and even a few Russian actors too).

Poland just resurfaced on the map in 1918 after 123 years of being wiped off the map by her neighbors, but trouble is never too far away. Thankfully, Poland has strong leaders like Jozef Pilsudski (Daniel Olbrychski), Jozef Haller (Jacek Poniedzialek) and Boleslaw Wieniawa-Dlugoszowski (Boguslaw Linda) that are able to defend her from the Soviet invaders that would like to see socialism across all of Europe. There only stands one thing in the way from spreading socialism across the world: Poland.

1920 Bitwa Warszawska tries to balance spoon-feeding us historical details that give the story context with the personal side of the war by showing us how the war affected the lives of a newlywed couple. Jan Krynicki (Borys Szyc) marries her girl Ola Raniewska (Natasza Urbanska) just before he is sent out to war. While the frame of the story is a romance, it doesn't develop this part of the story too greatly as there is so much other things that need to be shown. The film takes on a lot in a short amount of time, so it could have easily been at least an hour longer to develop the details in greater depth, but then some would complain the film is too long.

Jan is seemingly sympathetic to socialistic ideas, which gets him in trouble with his fellow soldiers, but ends up saving his life as well.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nicodemus on 25 July 2012
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Jerzy Hoffman, director of "Ogniem i Mieczem", "Pan Wlodyjowski" and "Potop" ["With Fire and Sword", "Colonel Wlodyjowski" and "The Deluge"], returns to the genre of Polish romantic film with "1920 Bitwa Warszawska".

The film as with previous Hoffman movies is meant as entertainment based on the historical 1920's Battle of Warsaw.
The historical background o this battle is the pre-emptive attack by Pilsudski against massing Soviet troops along the Polish border. Lenin had every intention of carrying his revolution into Europe across Poland's corpse. Initial Polish successes against the Soviets took Polish troops as far as Kiev before the Soviets counter-attacked and began pushing the Poles back. The brutal struggle covered large areas of Eastern Poland and Western Ukraine and torture, pillage and mass killings of surrendered soldiers were common-place at the hands of the Soviets.
Whilst Poland did have some help from the West, such as French military observers and Merien Cooper's invaluable Polish-American's pilots which formed a fighter squadron, pro-Soviet propaganda in the west undermined the Polish effort and leftist Unions at ports hampered the supply of munitions for the Poles.
The turning point known as "The Miracle on the Vistula" came with a Polish counter-attack on the 15th August 1920. With Polish radiographers listening into Soviet communications, Pilsudksi found a gap in the Soviet front and pushed his forces into it. At first there was scant sign of the Soviets then with the realisation that they were outflanked the Soviet retreat took them across the advancing line of Polish troops which inflicted high casualties and spread panic.
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