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Jerzy Nowak film reviews

Jerzy Nowak

Polish actor

20 June 1923
in BrzeskoLesser PolandPoland

26 March 2013

Polish actor and educator. Best known for Promised Land (1974), Schindler’s List (1993), The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009), Manhunt (2012). During the war he fought with the partisans. In movies stocked mostly in supporting roles as a characteristic (Jews, the Gestapo). He has received many national awards, among others, Partisan Cross (1964), Gold Cross of Merit (1979), Gold Medal "Gloria Artis".


The Eagle

as Sailor Sznuk

The Sting 1958

Based on true events surrounding the escape of Polish submarine ORP Orzel to England after Poland was invaded.



as postman

The Sting 1961

In last weeks of the war Colonel Czapran plans to make a brave push on the enemy lines, but his soldiers are not so keen to follow him, especially since their orders from HQ are different.



as Platoon-leader Piotr Buder

The Sting 1967

True story of Polish outpost near Gdansk that held the superior force of Germans for several days at the beginning of World War II in Europe.


Schindler’s List

as Jewish investor

The Sting 1993

During World War II German industrialist Oskar Schindler starts a enamelware factory in Krakow using bribes and his connections with Nazi officials. He hires a Jewish accountant to run the business and as war progresses his views, as Nazi Party member, begin to change.

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