Man on the Tracks
Andrzej Munk1956, 1 h 20 min
The story of an experienced train driver dismissed based on a false accusation of sabotaging the new working ethics. After his tragic death, each of his colleagues paints a different picture of the man who, as we learn eventually, sacrificed his life to save the train and its passengers.
Based on Stefan Stawiński’s short story Tajemnica maszynisty Orzechowskiego [The Secret of Orzechowski the Train Driver].
directed by: Andrzej Munk
written by: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, Andrzej Munk
director of photography: Romuald Kropat
production design: Roman Mann
costume design: Halina Krzyżanowska
make-up: Jadwiga Świętosławska, Zofia Macińska
sound: Józef Bartczak
edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček
cast: Kazimierz Opaliński, Zygmunt Maciejewski, Zygmunt Zintel, Zygmunt Listkiewicz, Roman Kłosowski
production: Zespół Filmowy Kadr
production manager: Wilhelm Hollender