Man on the Tracks

Unclassified 18+
Andrzej Munk, 89 mins, Poland, 1957, 35mm, B&W, Polish with English subtitles. Courtesy: Filmoteka Narodowa.

Man on the Tracks
Man on the Tracks
A retired railway conductor is discovered dead by his successor, run down by the train he was once employed to pilot. Officials from the railroad workers' union attempt to account for the circumstances surrounding the conductor's violent death, with suspicions arising from evidence of sabotage.

Starkly composed in black-and-white, Munk's film unfolds through a series of speculative flashbacks, recalling Kurosawa's Rashomon and Welles' Citizen Kane, resulting in a complex investigation of character and the psychological struggle of Polish workers with the paranoia fostered by Stalinism.

Dates   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 7pm
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