Samson

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Samson is a 1961 film made by Academy Award-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda that uses art house aesthetics to tell a story about the Holocaust. Wajda's World War II film alludes to the Old Testament story of Samson, who had supernatural physical strength. read more

Samson is a 1961 film made by Academy Award-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda that uses art house aesthetics to tell a story about the Holocaust. Wajda's World War II film alludes to the Old Testament story of Samson, who had supernatural physical strength. But unlike the Biblical character, Wajda's Samson has great emotional strength.

Original Release

09/11/1961

Cast

Directors

Andrzej Wajda

Writers

Kazimierz Brandys, Andrzej Wajda

Cast

Serge Merlin Jakub Gold
Alina Janowska Lucyna
Elżbieta Kępińska Kazia, Malina's Niece
Jan Ciecierski Józef Malina
Tadeusz Bartosik Pankrat
Wladyslaw 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) / Gestapo Officer
Zofia Jamry Woman Blackmailing Malina
Zbigniew Józefowicz Guest at Lucyna's Party
Edward Kowalczyk Policeman
Jerzy Lapinski Caroller
Zygmunt Listkiewicz
Zygmunt Malawski Printer

Editors

Janina Niedzwiecka

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