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5317ASHES AND DIAMONDS* (POPIOL I DIAMENT)ASHES AND DIAMONDS* (POPIOL I DIAMENT)1958b & w105 minvhs (Directed by Andrzej Wajda; with Zbigniew Cybulski, Eva Krzyzewska) One of the clearest portrayals of a communist society ever made. It bares the conflict of idealism and instinct in a young resistance fighter who assassinates the wrong man at the end of World War II. Wajda's exacting style initiated a Polish film renaissance and testified to the destructiveness of political fanaticism. (In Polish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)