Man of Marble

Człowiek z marmuru, 1977, 165 min.

Man of Marble (1977)

Awards

1978
FIPRESCI Award at the IFF in Cannes

1979
Award for best male role at the IFF in Brussels

1979
“Gold Seal” at the IFF in Belgrade for Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Aleksander Scibor-Rylski
Cinematography Edward Klosinski
Music Andrzej Korzynski
Art Direction Allan Starski, Wojciech Majda

Cast

Mateusy Birkut Jerzy Radziwilowicz
Agnieszka Krystyna Janda
Film director Burski Tadeusz Lomnicki and Jacek Lomnicki
Witek Michal Tarkowski
Michalak Piotr Cieslak
Party Secretary Jodla Wieslaw Wojcik
Hanka Tomczyk Krystyna Zachwatowicz

Story

A satire on life in post-WWII Poland. A young filmmaker sets out to tell the story of a bricklayer who, because of his exceptional skill, once gained popularity with others workers. He become a champion for worker rights, only to then find himself being persecuted by the government. The conclusion was censored by the Polish government. Highly acclaimed and followed by “Man of Iron” in 1981.