Watch: Człowiek z żelaza 1981 123movies, Full Movie Online – A worker becomes a “man of iron” forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. In Warsaw in 1980, the Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews people who know Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka. Their narrations become flashbacks using actual news footage of 1968 and 1970 protests and of the later birth of free unions and Solidarity..
Plot: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews the people surrounding Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka.
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There’s just one thing that strikes me as odd and keeps me from giving the film ten stars. The wonderful protagonist of Man Of Marble, Agnieszka, is turned here into a stereotypical, boring wife/girlfriend. At a time of great historical importance , when issues she deeply cared about were the talk of Europe, all she finds time to discuss with a reporter who visits her at the detention center is romance. I’m having a hard time picturing the dedicated, driven and idealistic young person we know from Man Of Marble gasp unintelligibly about a child when her husband is on strike with Lech Walesa. A needless and surprising flaw in an otherwise great film.
Poland triumphs…as does Wajda
What you need to know about “Man of Iron”:
1. Palme D’Or 1981
2.Wajda’s sequel to “Man of Marble”
3.Sweet-a** performances from Poland’s acting elite
****NOTE**** Ok, you really do have to have a Warsaw-pact historical/political background when approaching this film, because it’s compactly interwoven into flashback sequences recalling various anti-commie events (worker’s movements and so on). And yes, that’s mustachioed Lech Walesa making a cameo. If you have no idea what the Solidarnost movement was read up before watching this. Of course, the emotional and thus universal element is present (Maciek and Agnieska’s love, etc) but this is mostly a story of survival and determination in the face of corruption and political hostilities. Polish people took amazing steps against their government as early as the late 60s, and here we see the triumphant and climactic finish to these efforts. Wajda incorporates interesting documentary footage within the film to make it more effective and appealing to his audience.
See “Man of Iron” and feel nostalgia for the times when Eastern Europe saw change as a forthcoming and hopeful force. Classic.
Original Language pl
Runtime 2 hr 36 min (156 min)
Genre Drama, History
Director Andrzej Wajda
Writer Aleksander Scibor-Rylski
Actors Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 4 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length 4,269 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm