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Comedy: Fredek, a young engineer, decides to destroy his new invention, the video phone, after he sees his love in the hands of another man. Fredek`s friends try to keep his mind off of the girl, and open up a store, which features the videophone. Komedia: Mlody inzynier Fredek, wynalazca telefonu z wizjerem, postanawia zniszczyc aparat po ujrzeniu w nim swej ukochanej Irmy w czulej pozie z obcym mezczyzna. Przyjaciele odwodza Fredka od tej mysli i otwieraja sklep, w ktorym prezentuja wynalazek. Wkrotce wyjasnia sie, ze mezczyzna, ktorego inzynier widzial w telefonowizjerze, jest bratem jego ukochanej. Wszystko konczy sie dobrze, Fredek zarecza sie z Irma, a swoj wynalazek oddaje w sluzbe nauki. Jedna z najslabszych komedii. Nieporadna rezyseria debiutujacego Zbigniewa Ziembinskiego sprawila, ze film, majac w zalozeniu szlachetna intencje pietnujaca powszechna oblude i zaklamanie, stal sie, jak pisal Antoni Slonimski, mogila nieznanego rezysera i wytworni Varsavia-Film, ktora niechlubnie zakonczyla swoja dzialalnosc.

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Zbigniew Ziembinski - Born:March 17, 1908 in Wieliczka, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Poland) Died: October 18, 1978 (age 70) in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. After graduating from high school in Wieliczka studied literature at the Jagiellonian University. Straight from the university went immediately to the scene. In the years 1927 to 1929 he performed on the stage of Theatre of Krakow. Slovak. Then he played and directed in T. Town in Vilnius. In 1929, he passed before the Commission ZASP-in test director to give the right of unions as the youngest director in Poland. In the 30's, played and directed at theaters in Warsaw. Episodes he played in films, he also tried without success directing films. Since 1936, he taught the art of acting at the Faculty of Directing in Warsaw, collaborated with the Polish Radio. Since 1933 Member of the Board ZASP. In September 1939 he found himself in Romania where, together with Irene Eichlerown and other actors, organized in Bucharest, Warsaw Theatre Artists Group. This team has performed in Paris, and also toured with the program clusters Polonia in France. After France capitulation Ziembinski traveled to Brazil, where they originally appeared in productions of Polish, and from 1941 he began working as a theater director and actor in Brazil. He was an actor and director in various bands, mainly in Rio de Janeiro. Visited Poland from 1963 to 1964, he directed at the Stary Theatre in Krakow and Warsaw T. Contemporary. After returning to Rio de Janeiro, he worked mainly in television. In Brazil, celebrated anniversaries. He was an educator of new generations of actors, directors and designers in Brazil, practiced painting and drawing. In the theater, entered the Polish successes 30s, later gained fame as the father of Brazilian theater. Father of actor Christopher Ziembinski.

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  • Actors: Karolina Lubienska, Zbigniew Rakowiecki, Loda Halama
  • Directors: Zbigniew Ziembinski
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Polish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Polart Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B004N8RWQK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #717,012 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Your Polish film collection isn't complete without the great films made in the 1930s. Although one may be hesitant thinking they are somehow too old to be any good - this simply isn't true. Pre-war Polish films are much more similar to contemporary Polish cinema than one may imagine. Dramas and comedies, much like the ones made today, were very popular before the war.

Happy Freddy (Fredek Uszczesliwia Swiat) is comedy about an inventor that wants to gladden the world with his new device. Freddy (Zbigniew Rakowiecki) creates a gadget that connects to a phone so one can see what the person on the other side is doing. With the help of his slick-talking friend, Freddy plans to make a fortune on his invention.

While "phone-a-vision" seems like a great idea, it also causes all sorts of problems as it takes away the privacy of the person on the other side. The wrongdoing of others, both real and imagined, creates all sorts of troubles. Ironically, technology doesn't make life any better, but it does provide some great humor.

Although this movie has a very silly type of humor and very little that can be taken serious, it is a perfect movie to get away from the world we live in and amuse us. There are many scenes with singing, so it is clearly a musical also. Interestingly enough, the loss of privacy via technology is correctly predicated in this 1936 comedy.

I can't help but wonder what Polish films would be like today if WWII didn't happen. The war deeply touched the lives of everyone in Poland and changed the nature of Polish cinema for decades. Even the leading actor, Zbigniew Rakowiecki, came to the defense of his country serving in the September campaign at the outbreak of the war, was in the AK during the German occupation, and died during the Warsaw Uprising fighting the Germans on August, 5 1944.
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