The Promised Land


2h 45m 1976

Brief Synopsis

A tale of ruthless rise of early industrialists at the turn of the century. It takes place in Lodz, the heart of textile industry at the time. Three school friends, a pole of a noble background, an assimilated Jew, and a German decide to build a textile factory. They exploit the wife of a Jewish merchant in love with the Pole. The affair is uncovered and their factory is burned down. They persevere but soon labor unrests begin.

Film Details

Also Known As
Land of Promise, Promised Land, Ziemia Obiecana, terre de la grande promesse
Release Date
1976
Location
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Three 19th century Polish men come from different ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds. But unlike many men of their time, they are able to put aside their differences, which enables them to create and manage a textile factory together. Poland is just making the transition from feudalism into capitalism, and men are determined to found their company upon equality and respect for each other and the workers, but the progress comes with some sacrifice.

Film Details

Also Known As
Land of Promise, Promised Land, Ziemia Obiecana, terre de la grande promesse
Release Date
1976
Location
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1976

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 5, 1988

Released in United States March 1976

Released in United States April 1981

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States Winter February 5, 1988

Released in United States March 1976 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Contemporary Cinema) March 18-31, 1976.)

Released in United States April 1981 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (FilmEssay: The Best of Filmex) April 2-23, 1981.)

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (A Tribute to Andrzej Wajda) June 10 ¿ July 1, 1993.)