The Third Part Of The Night (1971)
AKA: Trzecia czesc nocyDirected By: Andrzej ZulawskiWritten By:
Andrzej Zulawski, Miroslaw ZulawskiStarring:
Jan Nowicki, Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jerzy Golinski, Anna Milewska, Michal GrudzinskiCriticker:
: World War 2 (public: moderated by td888), Second Run DVD (public: moderated by hristos)Synopsis
: Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some Polish soldiers slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The young man decides to join the resistance but at the first meeting the Gestapo kills his go-between and chases him. During his escape he gets into an apartment of a pregnant woman and helps her with the childbirth.Awards:
"A truly brave debut, this is a frantic ride that has so many twists and turns, both in terms of camera movement and the very confusing narrative, that it is really hard to follow or make any sense of. Modern expressionist cinema that reflects a fucked up view of a fucked up world, or something like that."
"The world as reflected in a nightmare...Through throbbing cinematography and oddly elegant editing, Zulawski express the main character's agony and confusion. He may overwhelm us with an image of a hopeless world, but the thoughtful, poignant - and very artificial - dialogue imply a search for something. This is not a film for those who dislike "theatrical" dialogue and narrative vertigo, but rewarding for fans of roaring existentialism with creative, energetic direction and menacing surrealism."
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