Search results for "Jerzy Skolimowski"

Moonlighting (1982) RT 100% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Eugene Lipinski  •  Jirí Stanislav  •  Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

The Adventures of Gerard (1970)

Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Peter McEnery  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Eli Wallach  •  Jack Hawkins

The Barrier (1966)

A dream-like meditation on post-industrial life in Communist Poland.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Joanna Szczerbic  •  Jan Nowicki  •  Tadeusz Lomnicki  •  Maria Malicka

Walkover (1965)

Walkover, the autobiographical second feature by Polish enfant terrible Jerzy Skolimowski echoes the French nouvelle vague in its extraordinarily stylized tale of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski

The Menacing Eye (1960)

Early silent short film by Jerzy Skolimowski.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Iwona Sloczynska  •  Wojciech Solarz

Identification Marks: None (1965)

The footloose ennui of Poland’s postwar generation is captured to perfection in this jazzy chronicle of a draft-dodger’s final day of freedom. A slacker before there was a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Elżbieta Czyżewska  •  Jerzy Skolimowski

30 Door Key (1991) RT Audience 50%

A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II. Based on the famous novel Ferdydurke by Witold ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Crispin Glover  •  Iain Glen  •  Robert Stephens  •  Judith Godrèche

Essential Killing (2010) RT 85% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A Taliban soldier struggles to survive after he escapes his captors and flees into the Polish countryside.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Vincent Gallo  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Zach Cohen  •  David L. Price

Success Is the Best Revenge (1984) RT Audience 25%

Alex Rodak (Michael York) is a Polish director in exile in London with his family, which includes an older teenage son Adam (Michael Lyndon) who is struggling with an identity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Michael York  •  John Hurt  •  Anouk Aimée  •  Michel Piccoli

Ręce do góry (1981)

Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Jerzy Skolimowski  •  Joanna Szczerbic  •  Tadeusz Lomnicki  •  Adam Hanuszkiewicz

King, Queen, Knave (1972) RT Audience 75%

Based on a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, this English-language satirical drama details the experiences of Frank (John Moulder Brown), a young orphan who finds himself deep in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  John Moulder-Brown  •  David Niven  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Mario Adorf

Four Nights with Anna (2008) RT 67% / Audience 58%

A crematorium worker repeatedly breaks into a woman's house at night to help with housework.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Artur Steranko  •  Kinga Preis  •  Jerzy Fedorowicz  •  Redbad Klynstra

Torrents of Spring (1989) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Jan 2004

In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Valeria Golino  •  William Forsythe

The Lightship (1985) RT Audience 53%

DVD release: Jun 2005

A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Tim Phillips  •  Arliss Howard

The Departure (1967)

A fast-paced comedy about a young Belgian car nut and hairdresser's apprentice, his girlfriend, and their legal and illegal attempts to get a Porsche under him for his nearing ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Jean-Pierre Léaud  •  Catherine-Isabelle Duport  •  Jacqueline Bir  •  Paul Roland

The Shout (1978) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: Jun 1978

A traveller by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Susannah York  •  John Hurt  •  Robert Stephens

11 Minutes (2015)

The lives of urbanites intertwine in a world where anything can happen at any time.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jerzy Skolimowski
CAST:  Richard Dormer  •  Wojciech Mecwaldowski  •  Andrzej Chyra  •  Dawid Ogrodnik

Eastern Promises (2007) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2007

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

White Nights (1985) RT 46% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2006

An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Mikhail Baryshnikov  •  Gregory Hines  •  Jerzy Skolimowski  •  Helen Mirren