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The Resource Life for life : Maximilian Kolbe, a film by Krzysztof Zanussi

Life for life : Maximilian Kolbe, a film by Krzysztof Zanussi

Label
Life for life : Maximilian Kolbe
Title
Life for life
Title remainder
Maximilian Kolbe
Statement of responsibility
a film by Krzysztof Zanussi
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • pol
  • eng
  • spa
  • pol
  • pol
Summary
Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Fr. Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates. Now Jan is not just fleeing the Nazis, but also from his guilt for his involvement in Kolbe's death. He goes to visit Niepokalanów, a very large Franciscan monastery where Fr. Kolbe had been the founder and superior. There Jan wants to learn what were the motives behind his decision to die for another prisoner, a complete stranger. Though free from Auschwitz, Jan will continue to be confronted by the life and death of Maximilian Kolbe wherever he goes. In addition to Jan - torn between wanting to forget and a fascination with Kolbe - another key character emerges, Brother Anselm. He is a devout young Franciscan priest who quietly but strongly witnesses to Kolbe's heroic faith and love, and then rejoices at the Beatification of Kolbe by Pope Paul VI. Later Kolbe will be canonized by his fellow countryman, Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed Kolbe as the "patron saint of the difficult 20th century". This acclaimed film was directed by Krzystof Zanussi, and stars Christoph Waltz and Edward Zentara in powerful performances
Cataloging source
WAL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Roswitha Frankenhauser and Michal Szczerbic; music, Wojciech Kilar ; editor, Marek Denys
Date time place
Previously released by Studio Filmowe Tor in 1991
Dewey number
282.092
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In Polish with English and Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
Edward Zentara, Christoph Waltz, Artur Barcis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zanussi, Krzysztof
  • Szczepański, Jan Józef
  • Frankenhauser, Roswitha
  • Szczerbic, Michał
  • Barciś, Artur
  • Waltz, Christoph
  • Zentara, Edward
  • Ignatius Press
  • Studio Filmowe Tor (Firm)
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kolbe, Maximilian
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Christian saints
  • Kolbe, Maximilian
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Christian saints
  • Poland
Technique
live action
Label
Life for life : Maximilian Kolbe, a film by Krzysztof Zanussi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes a 16 page Collector's Booklet and Study Guide with color photos, and text by Catholic film critic Steve Greydanus
  • Publication location from publisher's Web site
Accompanying material
viewer's guide (16 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891389344
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781621640059
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
817531010497
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)891389344
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Life for life : Maximilian Kolbe, a film by Krzysztof Zanussi
Publication
Note
  • Includes a 16 page Collector's Booklet and Study Guide with color photos, and text by Catholic film critic Steve Greydanus
  • Publication location from publisher's Web site
Accompanying material
viewer's guide (16 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891389344
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Isbn
9781621640059
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
817531010497
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)891389344
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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