Tag Archives: Working class

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth (2011) Directors: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel Actors: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov Runtime: 122 min Two parallel stories are developed in the course of one day in the streets of Athens, capital of Greece, which is deeply shaken by the world financial crisis and the economic collapse of the country that can […]

The Promised Land

Ziemia obiecana (1975) Director: Andrzej Wajda Actors: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn Runtime: 138 min Three young friends, a Pole, a German, and a Jew, decide to join forces and open a textile factory. Due to lack of money, they have to cope in various ways, at any cost, using all the means and […]

Swept Away

Swept Away (2002) Director: Guy Ritchie Actors: Madonna, Adriano Giannini Runtime: 89 min Due to a hassle during a cruise in the Mediterranean, a poor sailor and an incredibly arrogant, constantly pissed off rich woman end up on a deserted island. Usual social roles of master and subordinate are suddenly reversed, and the story develops […]

Salvador (Puig Antich)

Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006) Director: Manuel Huerga Actors: Daniel Brühl, Tristán Ulloa Runtime: 134 min Salvador Puig was a Spanish anarchist, member of the group MIL, which robbed banks and financed illegal political press, books and other materials, supported workers’ struggles and the fight against authoritarian regime of Francisco Franco. During the arrest, he killed […]

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine (2009) Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom Runtime: 82 min The economic doctrine that glorifies the free market and deregulation, widely known as the ideology of neoliberalism, is so devastating for the population that it is generally impossible to be carried out except in extraordinary situations. It was implemented for the first time […]

The Wages of Fear

Le salaire de la peur (1953) Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Actors: Yves Montand Runtime: 148 min Several foreigners of various nationalities are trapped in a village in South America. The road leads only to oil rigs, the railroad doesn’t exist, and airplane is the only means of transportation, but none of them can afford the ticket. […]

Racism: A History

Racism: A History (TV mini-series 2007) Director: Paul Tickell Runtime: 3 x 59 min An excellent overview of the history of racism from its origins to the present day, through the development of colonialism, the abolition of slavery, imperialism, various racial theories, eugenics, monstrous exploitation and genocide around the world. Solid and informative.