Kanal (Canal) (They Loved Life)
Kanal (Canal) (They Loved Life) (1961)

The second of Polish director Andrzej Wajda's WWII trilogy, following Pokolenie (A Generation) and preceding Popiol I diament (Ashes and Diamonds), Kanal is the most physically harrowing of the set. Based on the experiences of Jerzy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Flames up above and smoky streams below, the inverted Hades of occupied Warsaw

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A picture of considerable worth.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Wajda's second movie, set in Warsaw in 1944, is politically significant and emotionally stirring

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Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Despair dominates here and once he gets down and dirty in the sewers, Wajda makes no concessions toward his audience in lessening the severity of his vision, for better or worse.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

may very well be Wajda's finest film

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Kanal" starts at the end. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]In this case, it is towards the end of… More
cody franklin
Part 2 of Wajda's War Trilogy. This film has nothing to do with A Generation except it takes place during WWII. It's about the last days in 1944 of… More
Emily B.
The second film in Andrzej Wajda's War Trilogy and defiantly better than the first. Set in the last few days of the Warsaw Uprising, showing how the Polish… More