Ashes and Diamonds
Cybulski is the idealist underground fighter in the closing days of the Second World War, who is appointed to assassinate a local official. But his love for a bar‑maid (beautifully played by Ewa Krzyzewska), leads him to question his role.
Utterly memorable, for its photography (by veteran cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik), its complex struggling of conscience, and for Cybulski’s astounding, complex and perfectly measured performance.
Year of production
Polish with English subtitles