The Youth of Chopin

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 27, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Polart
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Directors biography
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Polish
    • Subtitles - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Aleksander Ford, Poland's postwar poet of the big screen, directed this re-discovered biopic of Frederic Chopin. Focusing on the great composer's youth, the film chronicles the years 1825 to 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe. Ford depicts Chopin as not only an outstanding talent in music but also a young man inflamed with the revolutionary spirit of his native Poland. While on tour in Vienna, he gets word of the November Uprising in Warsaw and tries to return home only to fall ill. Shown in venues around the world in conjunction with Chopin's 200th birthday, Ford's biopic is due for a re-evaluation as a classic of the Polish cinema.

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As directed by Aleksander Ford in 1952, this Polish-language period drama chronicles the life, times and accomplishments of revered Warsaw-born Romantic composer Frederic Chopin, here played by Czeslaw Wollejko (DANTON). The feature focuses exclusively on the youth of Chopin (who died at age 39), spanning his 15th year (c. 1825) through his 21st year (c. 1831); it also depicts Chopin as both prodigiously gifted and one filled with a tremendous spirit of Polish nationalism. Ford concludes with the onset of the illness that eventually killed Ford, set against the backdrop of the famous November Uprising in 1830.

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