LANDSCAPE AFTER BATTLE (Andrzej Wajda, 1970)

Based on autobiographical stories by Tadeusz Borowski, Andrzej Wajda’s Krajobraz po bitwie opens with an irritating long sequence, silent but set to raucous music, portraying the American liberation of a German death camp in 1945. The prisoners appear exceptionally well fed, perhaps on unlimited quantities of wiener schnitzel and polish sausage. As the men peel […]