Kanal

Edition no. 284

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Jeck Film
Directed by: Andrzej Wajda
“Watch them closely, for these are the last hours of their lives,” announces a narrator, foretelling the tragedy that unfolds as a war-ravaged company of Home Army resistance fighters tries to escape the Nazi onslaught through the sewers of Warsaw. Determined to survive, the men and women slog through the hellish labyrinth, piercing the darkness with the strength of their individual spirits. Based on true events, Kanal was the first film ever made about the Warsaw Uprising and brought director Andrzej Wajda to the attention of international audiences, earning the Special Jury Prize in Cannes in 1957.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Polish 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1/2/3/4/5/6
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Andrzej Wajda: On Kanal, a 27-minute exclusive new interview with the director, assistant director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski
  • Jan Nowak-Jezioranski: Courier from Warsaw, a new 28-minute interview by Andrzej Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider
  • Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by film critic John Simon

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Artwork: Eric Skillman

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