The last day of World War II, and a young Polish Resistance fighter is ordered to kill the newly arrived Communist district leader. However, his target was a fellow soldier and the would-be-assassin is torn between the demands of conscience and of loyalty - his Hamletesque dithering further complicated by his falling for a girl in the hotel at which he and the communist official are staying. Andrzej Wajda is widely considered one of the greatest directors of Eastern European cinema, and Ashes & Diamonds his finest achievement.
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Earlier Event: November 27The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1978)
Later Event: December 11Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, USA, 1969)