Petla / The Noose - by Wojciech Has (1958)

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Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by Wojciech Has (1958)
DVD9(Custom) | Polish + Russian | 720x576 | Mpeg2, ~4999 kbps | Pol(AC3, 448 kbps) | Ru(AC3, 192 kbps) | 4.48 GB
Subs: English + German + French + Polish + Russian | Drama

An adaptation of a short story by Marek Hlasko (screenplay: Marek Hlasko, Wojciech Jerzy Has). A study of alcoholism with an excellent performance by Gustaw Holoubek as Kuba, a man who helplessly tries to battle his addiction before ultimately giving up and committing suicide. The action is limited to a single day, with camera stubbornly accompanying the protagonist in his apartment and throughout his useless wanderings about town. A purposely slow narrative tempo and expressionistic tones in the scenery combine to build a mood of hopelessness. The film depicts the state of mind of its protagonist, who finds himself in a desperate situation. Critics universally underlined the pessimism of the film, though some (notably, Konrad Eberhardt) also noted its creative qualities.

IMDB info
Stars: Gustaw Holoubek, Aleksandra Slaska, Teresa Szmigielówna
Production land: Poland
Run time: ~ 96 min

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)

Petla / The Noose - by  Wojciech Has (1958)