Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
MAN ON THE TRACKS
DVD with public performance rights $179
DVD with 3-year digital site license $499
DVD with 3-year digital site license and public performance rights $599
Andrzej Munk, "one of the most gifted auteurs of the Polish New Wave" (
), directed this screen adaptation of a short story by J.S. Stawinski. Using a disjointed structure with conflicting versions of the same story (a la
), Munk spins a tale about an engine driver found slumped across train tracks in the middle of the night. Different characters who knew the man take part in the investigation of his death, each relating their own interpretation. Was it suicide? Sabotage? Was he an eccentric? A regular Joe? Just as the characters examine the mystery, this classic of anti-Stalinism uses the story to examine the issues and problems of 1950s Poland. In Polish with English subtitles.
Andrzej Munk---Poland---1957---90 mins.
DEPOT OF THE DEAD
JANOSIK (DISC 1)
NIGHTS AND DAYS