Samson

Samson (1961)

Sampson is one of several Andrzej Wajda films harking back to his youth during the Nazi Occupation of Poland. Many of these concern not only the struggle between good and evil, but also between passive and impassive. The hero is a Jewish youth. He, like his family, has always been silent and undemonstrative in the face of prejudice. Now he stands up for his right to survive, and in so doing represents the fighting spirit that culminated in the 1943 Warsaw Uprising. It was originally titled Samson, but re-spelled as Sampson upon its American release to avoid confusion with a sword-and-sandal epic of the same name.

Writing:
  • Andrzej Wajda
  • Kazimierz Brandys
Directing:
  • Andrzej Wajda
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  • Views: 4
  • Release Date: 1961-09-11
  • Language: Polski
  • Country: PL
  • Runtime: 117

Andrzej Herder

Gestapo Officer

Irena Netto

Jakub's Mother

Ryszard Ronczewski

Prison Guard

Zbigniew Józefowicz

Guest at Lucyna's Party

Magda Teresa Wójcik

Woman at Lucyna's Party

Elżbieta Kępińska

Kazia, Malina's Niece

Andrzej Żuławski

Killed Student

Serge Merlin

Jakub Gold

Jan Ciecierski

Józef Malina

Edmund Fetting

Guest at Lucyna's Party

Roland Głowacki

Guest at Lucyna's Party

Zygmunt Hübner

Gestapo Officer (as Zygmunt Hubner)

Zofia Jamry

Woman Blackmailing Malina
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