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Major Hubal
Major Hubal
Actors: Ryszard Pilipski, Malgorzata Potocka, Tadeusz Janczar
Director: Bohdan Poreba
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
UR     2007     2hr 6min

No retreat. No Surrender. This inspiring war drama tells the true tale of Polish hero Major Henryk "Hubal" Dobrzanski, who refuses to accept the defeat of Poland to the Nazis. He continues to fight Germany with his band of...  more »

     
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Actors: Ryszard Pilipski, Malgorzata Potocka, Tadeusz Janczar
Director: Bohdan Poreba
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Facets
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/27/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1973
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1973
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 6min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Polish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A heroic war story that captures the patriotic spirit of Pol
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 08/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Hubal takes us back in history to the early part of World War II. It is the courageous story of Polish soldiers that fight despite the overwhelming odds. The movie opens with black and white news footage with an announcer that says even if the odds are against Poland they will take some of the enemy down with them. This statement foretells the fate of Major Hubal and is the theme of the film.

Within a month of the outbreak of the war much of Poland was devastated; its army crushed and scattered. This story shows us the exploits of the soldiers under Major Hubal who refuse to quit even though they fight against an overwhelming adversary. In the months that follow, they struggle to keep hidden and ambush the Germans at every opportunity they have. Hubal's exploits give hope to the people and he has a line of recruits that want to join them in every village (they even recruit a young woman and a priest).

Hubal is a heroic war story that captures the patriotic spirit of Poland. Each month for them is a hard, up-hill struggle but they fight on. If you are into older war films, Hubal delivers action and heroics that keep the suspense tense and provides great entertainment.
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One of the most heroic stories of all time
A.J.B | Western CT, USA | 08/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, thousands of young Polish men went to fight for their homeland. Many did not return. Many were scattered to the wind, either to end the war in POW camps, or fighting on the behalf of other nations. A few remained. "Major Hubal" is the courageous story of Henryk Dobrzanski, and his small unit. Dobrzanski and his men were, as he says in the movie, " a visible resistance" by wearing their uniforms. More than that, they were a sign of hope for the oppressed people of Poland. Hubal and his unit's exploits are extraordinary. This movie tells a story of heroism, patriotism, Lies, deceit, betrayal, and culminates in the death of one of Poland's national heroes. This is a fantastic movie for someone who enjoys war films. A must have for any collection."