In the waning days of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, Polish resistance forces try to elude the Nazis by escaping through the city’s sewer system, a dank labyrinth of fetid horrors. Director Andrzej Wajda and screenwriter Jerzy Stefan Stawinski, both former resistance fighters, based the movie on their own harrowing wartime experiences. With Kanal, just his second film, Wajda (1926-2016) emerged as an international force and would go on to become the dean of Polish cinema. Seventy-five years after the Warsaw Uprising, his film remains a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
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