Man of Iron

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Man of Iron ★★★ Wajda: Czlowiek Z Zelaza 1981 (PG)

Director Wajda's follow-up to “Man of Marble” deals with a reporter (Odania) who is expected to tow the government line when writing about the Gdansk shipyard strike of 1980. He meets the harassed laborer son (Radziwilowicz) of workerhero Birkut, against whom Odania is expected to conduct a smear campaign, and finds his loyalties tested. In Polish with English subtitles. 116m/C VHS, DVD . PL Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Marian Opania, Krystyna Janda; D: Andrzej Wajda; W: Aleksander Scibor-Rylski; C: Edward Klosinski; M: Andrzej Korzynski. Cannes ‘81: Film.