Actors: Adam Pawlikowski, Jerzy Pichelski, Jerzy Moes, Bozena Kurowska
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Lotna|
|LOTNA was directed by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda in 1959.
The setting is Poland during the first days of WWII. Cavalry Captain Chodakiewicz and Lieutenant Wodnicki are ordered to fight the first German foot troops that have just crossed the border. The lord of a manor situated next to the frontier gives a magnificent white horse -Lotna- to Chodakiewicz. But when first Chodakiewiz, then Cadet Grabowski, are killed by the German bombs while they were riding Lotna, some of the lancers start to believe that the horse has brought them bad luck. But what can they do, with only swords and spears, against the German tanks ?
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|Analysis of Lotna|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Time/Era of Movie:
- WW II
- senior military
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- Eastern European
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Eastern Europe
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
Kind of violence:
- land battles
Unusual forms of death
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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