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The Last Schoolbell (1989)

Ostatni dzwonek (original title)
As high school students put on a politically-engaged school play, tensions begin to rise between them and their headmaster. The conflict seems to mirror the social situation in the 1980s Poland.
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Zbigniew Suszynski ... Krzysiek Buk
Agnieszka Kowalska Agnieszka Kowalska ... Agnieszka Kwiatkowska "Meluzyna"
Aleksander Bednarz ... History Teacher Jakubowski
Henryk Bista ... School Director Wronacki
Jacek Wójcicki ... Swierzynski "Swir"
Pawel Bawolec Pawel Bawolec ... Markowski
Marek Bartkowicz Marek Bartkowicz ... Teacher Raczek
Arkadiusz Bazak ... Swir's Father
Janina Bochenska Janina Bochenska ... Teacher Bajkowska
Maria Ciunelis ... Teacher Myszkowska
Antonina Girycz ... Jackowski's Mother
Pawel Iwanicki Pawel Iwanicki ... Bemol
Jacek Kita Jacek Kita ... Bulwa
Piotr Kozlowski ... Kaczor
Karolina Kwietniak Karolina Kwietniak ... Maskotka
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As high school students put on a politically-engaged school play, tensions begin to rise between them and their headmaster. The conflict seems to mirror the social situation in the 1980s Poland.

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Struggle for truth
14 February 2012 | by GaliciusSee all my reviews

At the heart of this film is a struggle for expression and historical truth demanded by students of a high school (gymnasium) in their senior year before working for their final exams and the faculty principally one hard liner for whom the last work in education is the official government version of history and politics. I have seen such on a smaller scale but in grade school during a struggle between the Gomulka regime and the church over religious education in public schools in the late 1950's. This is late 1980's when Solidarity was in jails and underground. There are leaders here both among students and among sympathetic faculty.


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Poland

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27 October 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Das letzte Klingelzeichen See more »

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