|Richard J.Brzostek - 05/01/2007
Another creative & beautiful classic film by Andrzej Wajda, July 22, 2006
"Everything for Sale" (Wszystko Na Sprzedaz) is a complicated and artistic film, as are many directed by Andrzej Wajda. This 1968 film is a dedication to Zbugniew Cybulski. The film is about him, but does not star him or mention him by name.
In "Everything for Sale," a director by the name of Andrzej (this is an actor who is playing the role of Wajda) is making a film in which Cybulski was to be the main actor, but they cannot find him and continue filming anyway. His wife and friends also look for him. After some searching, they hear the news that he died in a train accident (as did Cybulski in real life). The film turns into a group of people making a film, that then decide to make a film about making a film, which is quite a complicated plot.
An interesting side note is that in one scene they go to the actual set of the filming of "Pan Wolodyjowski." Winged Hussars charge in the background while Andrzej interviews someone who knew Cybulski. It is quite a treat to see a glimpse of the making of another great Polish film.
As a bonus feature, there are interviews with those involved in the making of "Everything for Sale" (with English subtitles) that helps in the understanding of the film on a deeper level.
What distinguishes "Everything for Sale" from other films is an original story, that is presented in an unusual way, and as a whole is a tribute to an actor (Zbugniew Cybulski). Overall, this 94 minute movie is creative and different.
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