Samson

Samson (1961)

Adventure

Sampson is one of several Andrzej Wajda films harking back to his youth during the Nazi Occupation of Poland. Many of these concern not only the struggle between good and evil, but also between passive and impassive. The hero is a Jewish youth. He, like his family, has always been silent and undemonstrative in the face of prejudice. Now he stands up for his right to survive, and in so doing represents the fighting spirit that culminated in the 1943 Warsaw Uprising. It was originally titled Samson, but re-spelled as Sampson upon its American release to avoid confusion with a sword-and-sandal epic of the same name.

Director: Andrzej Wajda

Release Date: 1961-09-11
Status: Released
Run time: 117 min / 1:57
Production Companies : Zespól Filmowy "Kadr", Zespól Filmowy "Droga"
Production Country: Poland

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Casts

Serge Merlin
Jakub Gold
Alina Janowska
Lucyna
Elżbieta Kępińska
Kazia, Malina's Niece
Jan Ciecierski
Józef Malina
Tadeusz Bartosik
Pankrat
Władysław Kowalski
Fialka
Irena Netto
Jakub's Mother
Beata Tyszkiewicz
Stasia
Jan Ibel
Genio
Bogumił Antczak
Prisoner
Edmund Fetting
Guest at Lucyna's Party
Roland Glowacki
Guest at Lucyna's Party
Andrzej Herder
Gestapo Officer
Zygmunt Hübner
Gestapo Officer (as Zygmunt Hubner)
Zofia Jamry
Woman Blackmailing Malina
Zbigniew Józefowicz
Guest at Lucyna's Party
Edward Kowalczyk
Policeman
Jerzy Łapiński
Caroller
Zygmunt Listkiewicz
Zdzisław Maklakiewicz
Zygmunt Malawski
Printer
Roman Polanski
Ryszard Pracz
Ryszard Ronczewski
Prison Guard
Magda Teresa Wójcik
Woman at Lucyna's Party
Krystyna Zachwatowicz
Wiska
Tomasz Zaliwski
Prisoner
Andrzej Żuławski
Killed Student

Crew

Directing Andrzej Wajda Director
Writing Kazimierz Brandys Writer
Writing Andrzej Wajda Writer
Writing Kazimierz Brandys Novel
Sound Tadeusz Baird Original Music Composer
Camera Jerzy Wójcik Director of Photography
Editing Janina Niedzwiecka Editor
Art Leszek Wajda Production Design
Art Leonard Mokicz Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jan Banucha Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Wieslawa Chojkowska Costume Design

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