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The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)

Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie (original title)
Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses ... See full summary »

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Piotr Szulkin

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Piotr Szulkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Wilhelmi ... Iron Idem
Krystyna Janda ... Gea
Mariusz Dmochowski ... Head of TV Station
Jerzy Stuhr ... Attorney
Marek Walczewski ... Committee Receptionist
Bozena Dykiel ... Nurse Drawing Blood
Joanna Zólkowska ... Woman with Dog
Wieslaw Drzewicz ... Old Man
Stanislaw Gawlik ... Idem's Porter
Janusz Gajos ... Water Supply Worker
Juliusz Kalinowski Juliusz Kalinowski ... Old Man Donating Blood
Stanislaw Tym ... Secret Agent
Zbigniew Buczkowski ... Policeman
Józef Skrzek Józef Skrzek ... Instant Glue Band Leader
Leonard Andrzejewski ... Male Nurse in Dormitory
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Storyline

Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

February 1983 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra dos Mundos: Próximo Século See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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polish godard + orwell
10 January 2004 | by cycySee all my reviews

very different from other polish movies( from the 80's), something between Godard's Alphaville and "1984" by Orwell. Build on old movies outlines, straight from noir and classic anti-utopia. good polish movie. At last something less political and better( for me of course) than wajda, zanussi, konwicki and other finicky boring pompous director....


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