1920 Battle of Warsaw
1920 Bitwa Warsawska
Back in 1920, one of the most decisive battles of the 20th century was fought in Poland. The First World War had ended, but the Bolsheviks, having taken power in Russia, now marched the Red Army towards Warsaw. It looked like a certain defeat for the Poles, but a ferocious counter-attack saw the Bolsheviks routed. This stunning victory prevented communism spreading to the rest of Europe, and secured Poland's independence for the next nineteen years. Cinematographer Slawomir Idziak (Oscar nominated for "Black Hawk Down") uses the latest 3D technology to take viewers into the thrilling heart of the action.
Jerzy Julian Hoffman (b. 1932 in Krakow, Poland) is a director, a screenwriter, and a producer. Together with Edward Skórzewski he made his directorial debut with the short documentary "Are you among them?". From 1967 he has worked alone. His work includes "Colonel Wolodyjowski" and "The Deluge", nominated for an Academy Award. In 1989 he made efforts to direct “With Fire and Sword” and at the same time to complete the adaptation of the trilogy by Henryk Sienkiewicz. His plan was accomplished ten years later as a director and producer of one of the greatest artistic and technical undertakings in the history of cinematography.
Selected filmography: "Gangsters and Philantropists" (1963), "The Law and the Fist" (1964), "Three Steps on Earth" (1965), "Colonel Wolodyjowski" (1969), "The Deluge" (1974), "The Quack" (1981), "A Beautiful Stranger" (1993), "With Fire and Sword" (1999, released in Lithuania), "Army of Valhalla" (2003), "1920 Battle of Warsaw" (2011, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Poland
- Genre: Drama, History, Musical
- Runtime: 115 min.
- Director: Jerzy Julianas Hoffman
- Screenwriters: Jerzy Hoffman, Jaroslaw Sokol
- Actors: Natasza Urbanska, Boris Szyc, Daniel Olbrychski, Boguslaw Linda
- Producers: Jerzy R. Michaluk, Mariusz Gazda
- Cinematographer: Slawomir Idziak
- Company: Zodiak Film Production
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: A
- IMDB rating: 4.3