Nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 1976 Academy Awards®.
Andrzej Wajda’s interpretation of a classic 19th century epic depicts the sweeping change in values ushered in by the industrial revolution. Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner’s dangerous love affair. Critically acclaimed for its masterful direction and fine acting, this ever-current film has a strong statement to make about modern times, the balance of greed, entrepreneurship and individualism versus the collective.
Cast & Crew
- Jadwiga Andrzejewska - Bucholzowa
- Tadeusz Bialoszczynski - Karol's Father
- Bożena Dykiel - Mada Müller
- Marian Glinka - Wilhelm Müller
- Stanislaw Igar - Grünspan
- Kalina Jędrusik - Lucy Zuckerowa
- Anna Nehrebecka - Anka Kurowska
- Jerzy Nowak - Zucker
- Daniel Olbrychski - Karol Borowiecki
- Kazimierz Opalinski - Maks' Father
- Franciszek Pieczka - Müller
- Wojciech Pszoniak - Moryc Welt
- Andrzej Seweryn - Maks Baum
- Wojciech Siemion - Wilczek
- Andrzej Szalawski - Herman Bucholz
- Danuta Wodynska - Müllerowa
Reviews(see the best reviews)
A fine example of Polish historical film making. The Promised Land (Polish: Ziemia Obiecana) is set in Łódź in the late 19th century, industrial, lassez-faire, period. The search for wealth and pleasure is all and the workers are cogs in the machine. Made in 1975, the film is lush and is influenced by 20th century expressionist movements and later works of Italian cinema e.g. Fellini. The film was written and directed by the Polish master Andrzej Wajda.