Na Srebrnym Globie (1987)
(A.K.A:
The Silver Globe)                                                       

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Directed By:
Andrzej Zulawski    

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Writing Credits:
Andrzej Zulawski    
Jerzy Zulawski   (
Based On His Books)

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Original Music By:
Andrzej Korzynski    

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Cinematography By:
Andrzej Jaroszewicz    

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Main Cast:
Too Many To Mention

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Genre:
Sci-Fi / Ritual / Surrealism / Futuristic / Based On Book

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Plot Summary:

The labyrinthine plot deals with a group of space researchers who left the Earth to find
freedom. Their spaceship crashes and they land on the dark side of the Moon. They all die
except one and leave a lot of children who eventually turn to shamanism and fire worship.
They call the last survivor the Old Man and simultaneously loathe and revere him. Finally, the
Old Man retreats to the mountains, puts his video diary into a small rocket and sends it to
Earth. The rocket reaches its destination and the notes fall into the hands of another group
of researchers. One of them, Marek, journeys to the Old Man's planet and lands in the
mountains. When he emerges from the hills, the aboriginal inhabitants mistake him for the
long-awaited reincarnation of the Old Man and look to him to deliver them from the dreaded
sherns — strange, winged mutants. The making of this film in 1978 was brutally interrupted
by the Polish Ministry of Culture. When about 80% of the shooting was complete, they
ordered the filmmakers to destroy all related materials. This decision caused director Andrzej
Zulawski to leave his homeland for France, where he spent the next ten years. During the
democratization of the Polish political regime in 1986-1987, Zulawski returned to the country
to finish the picture. Having lost the sets, costumes, actors, and momentum, the director
chose to complete the film from the spared footage, adding a voiceover for the missing
episodes and utilizing other actors to dub the original actors who were no longer available.
Even in this mutilated form, the film appears as a highly ambitious, if overwrought, sci-fi epic
that draws upon philosophical concepts rather than special effects.

Summary Written By: Yuri German                                               Source: www.allmovie.com

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Technical Specifications:

Film Negative Format (mm/video inches)
: 35 mm
Printed Film Format
: 35 mm
Aspect Ratio
: 1.66:1
Runtime
: 157 min
Country
: France / Italy / West Germany
Language
: French
Color
: Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix
: Mono

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Filming Locations:
Baltic seashore, Lisi Jar, Poland
Caucasus Mountains, Georgia
Crimea, Ukraine
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Lower Silesia, Poland
Salt Mine Wieliczka, Poland
Tatra Mountains, Poland

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Production Companies:
Zespół Filmowy Pryzmat (1976-78)
Studio Filmowe (d. Zespół Filmowy) Kadr (1986-87)

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Trivia:

Andrzej Zulawski began filming after the success of _L'Important c'est d'aimer (1975)_ ,
completing around three-quarters of film before the Polish ministry of culture halted
production in 1978. After the democratization of Poland in 1986 Zulawski completed the film.

All the lines of dialogue by Andrzej Seweryn (Marek), were overdubbed by Michal Bajor.

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Awards & Nominations:

Fantasporto
International Fantasy Film Award: Best Film; Andrzej Zulawski; Nominated

Cannes Film Festival
Un Certain Regard

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