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Success Is the Best Revenge (1984)

R
91 min | Drama

Poland is under Communist rule. An exiled Polish theater director is in England, enthusiastically preparing an abstract play which will criticize the authoritarian Polish government. His sons might not share his political views, though.
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Jerzy Skolimowski (scenario) | Michal Skolimowski (scenario) (as Michael Lyndon) | Michel Ciment (adaptation) | Harriet Pacaud (adaptation) | Barbara Elster (adaptation)
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Updated May 23, 1984

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May 23, 1984 (France)

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Michael York
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Joanna Szczerbic
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Michal Skolimowski
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Józef Skolimowski
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Anouk Aimée
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6 / 10 | 164 votes