Rank: 50/100 in Top 100 Films Films

Ashes and Diamonds is a Polish film directed by famous east European director Andrzej Wajda, based on the 1948 novel by writer Jerzy Andrzejewski. The film completed Wajda’s war films trilogy following A Generation (1954) and Kanal (1956).

Movie Synopsis:

Maciek and Andrzej, two home army fighters, were paired and ordered to kill an incoming communist party cadre. At the hotel where their target’s welcoming party is being held. Maciek meets the barmaid Krystyna and the two have a brief, passionate affair, before he is pulled away from this fleeting happiness into his deadly mission.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: Popiól i diament
  • Original Language: pl
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • Director: Andrzej Wajda
  • Actors: Zbigniew Cybulski
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 103
  • Release Date: 1958-10-03
  • Vote Average: 7.4
  • Popularity: 4.642288
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 103

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