Cold War

This is a story of impossible love in an impossible time. They meet in the ruins of postwar Poland. From different backgrounds and with different temperaments — it seems that they are completely incompatible. And yet they will from each other not to go. Over the years, they part and meet again and again in Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris... In the way of their love stand the politics, the vicissitudes of fate and their own flaws, but nothing to break the bond of two hearts.

  • Pawel Pawlikowski

Release Date: 2018-10-24
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: FR, PL, GB
  • Language: Polish | French | German | Russian | Italian | Croatian
  • Budget: €4,300,000
Melody Mose
18 November 2018 | 12:46

Love — it's the feeling that should be cherished as if it determines the future of the world, or risk losing it forever. However, you can never predict the time and place of the origin of these feelings, then those are the circumstances that may become serious obstacles on the way of the happiness of two people in love, like this happened with the main characters of the romantic drama "Cold war".

synopsis Among the ruins of post-war Poland's fate brings conductor Victor, riding on a country looking for performers of traditional songs with a young singer Zola. Have they have different characters, views on life and policy, but they still the madness of fall in love with each friend. On years fate brings them again again — Berlin, Yugoslavia, Paris — their sharing the happiness up policy, personal shortcomings, but despite all the tests, nothing can break them Museum other.

The film features some great game performers of the main roles. Tomasz kot, who plays Victor, embodied on the screen the image of a man with a free spirit and views, which for true love is willing to sacrifice his own principles. Stunning actress and singer with an angel's face the Swarms of St. John played the role of Zola, girl with a difficult past, which is, however, a cold to"Western values", but also brings a great sacrifice, as and Victor, for the sake of gaining long-awaited happiness.

As you know, the film is in many ways autobiographical, more precisely, Director Paul Pawlikowski in fact told the tragic story of their parents. Pawlikowski draws on the screen is not a beautiful romantic story of two loving hearts, and violent drama, in which a mix of everything, including feelings, politics and personal troubles. In his film, the Director tries to convey the tragedy to the time when, on first glance, completely different people do not able to live without friend, but under the pressure of circumstances have to come together and break up again and again.

Plot film develops on several years. The story begins in post-war Poland in 1949. A group of civil servants travels the country in search of young talents, able to sing folk songs to collect from team that is representative of people's Republic the arena of the socialist camp. One of the band members conductor Victor meets a young Polish woman Zulu. They start a whirlwind romance. In tour East Berlin Victor offers Zula to run in the Western sector, and in France. However, the Zula, which is loyal to the authorities and even periodically "knocks" on Victor decides to stay. Time passes, and fate still driving heroes, first in Tito's Yugoslavia, and then France. But it combines the happiness of heroes stopping not politics, and personal problems, which again bred them on different sides of the barricades. And to finally find each other they both will have to make great sacrifices, which is not will be painless.

Summary indeed, the Cold war — very strong sensual picture of real love, not originated in time and not the place. Film perfectly conveys the tragedy of the era, when the idea stood above human life, and when innocent lives were forced to sacrifice a lot if only on a small fraction of the time to find long-awaited happiness.

10 of 10

Virginia Favrot
17 February 2019 | 10:33

Overall impression: "...Thank you for the heart that you know how to love!"

Start with the main — this is a very beautiful film, every detail is skillfully honed in the frame. Ably served everything, and capture some moments excites the imagination. Whether the smoke from cigarettes stretched out in the twilight or two passionate shape up against each other of there are forces, absorbing it as if it were last time they together... Very beautiful erotic scene, not vulgarized, and pleasant to the eye.

This is a love story of two people who at the circumstances do not can be together, something always goes not so... she time, he on the other, yeah and time good... it seems there is no way back, but on the other hand if people like what why they cause each other pain? Why not just enjoy the moments as beautiful as this movie. But the incredible love story of another plan. I want to note that it (the plan) will be clear to all, the cinema is simple and its the advantages include clear story, maybe in watching you will find a parallel with another well-known movie, but I suggest to do that. The aesthetics of black-and-white film allows you to penetrate deeper than think this is pain the eyes, is a passion touch it hot breath away kiss. music, one that makes clear all, just a couple of notes.

Show whether you that the characters are one-sided? Possible. But here the story of the decade and it is not necessary to complain about heroes. And on the other hand, wait a minute, you can love one person, and life sometimes not a tale with a happy end, and a bitter medicine, which, alas you need to take...

So is it worth to watch? If you want to see a story about difficult sad, love, without scandal tantrums, see and inhaling the lovely retro aesthetic of black and white shots — Yes.

7 of 10

Michaeline Slayton
16 November 2018 | 09:15

Inspired by the international success of "IDA" Paul Pawlikowski shoots the film again on a — it now love the background of the totalitarian regime, despite the title, no reflection of the process of the cold war here, rather, it is about love-hate the two main characters than about the confrontation of the superpowers. If seek out the literary counterparts, it is not the novels of Milan Kundera (although it says Anton Dolin), and "Loneliness in the Network" Vishnevsky, the truth, of course, for less notorious Network.

The desire to Pawlikowska the minimalism of artistic means, who played with him a cruel joke "IDA," turning the narrative in rachitic and anemic it like in  the"Cold war" so catches the eyes, although the cinephile cut look sharp mounting cutting away the logic of the episodes after the climax, the collapse of the drama on the constituent elements. Some critics (Zelva, for example) wrote about the directing of the economy in this picture, though rather fit to say on strict aesthetic diet, trying to emulate Antonioni (what is a café in Paris? That's it!) at the total disregard for its subtle psychology.

Psychology in the picture is, but it is not antonionievskoy not use and few coarse, devoid of emotional tones, even sentimental and tearful in the spirit of "Loneliness in the Network" (after the first separation of the characters they live in various European cities, just like Jakub and his girlfriend), however, the images are in dynamics, does not freeze nor for a moment: so the heroine Joan of Swarms evolves from a simple peasant girl to the socialite nothing the film sins against the logic of the development of this image.

Sympathy Pawlikowska (and this is re making it trending artist) entirely on the side of calagary and the bourgeois lifestyle, the apology of the Bohemian Paris, jazz, about and satirizing the insanity of the socialist camp with his obschepitovskih toshnilovkami, slogans and party work. However, in the picture there is a keynote, lets talk about the Director's desire to objectivity — this folk songs (the execution of which takes the viewer literally in the throat, the whole film is full of music that makes it very active, living in contrast the same "IDA") when the main character was a soloist of the choir, her singing pierced, captured, when she began to perform his songs in French, became just another Bohemian singer.

Thus, Pawlikowski shows that the Bohemian, bourgeois lifestyle at all its hedonistic appeal corrupting innocent people's soul, the embodiment of which acts as heroine, and wasn't that socialism does not better (remember the constraints imposed upon the ensemble party songs), and that the filmmaker does not idealize the bourgeois way of life, he he just closer clearer what do not so disgusting as a lie of socialist slogans and demonstrations, but he also is detrimental to people as and socialism.

"Cold war" — very well-made film, good, but not a masterpiece, and compared with the classic, the more even quite correct. Yeah, he ignores the aesthetic canons of modern Arthouse is absolutely the author of the cinema of the past, but it there is no depth of strips of the 60s-70s, it rather focuses on of "mad love," Catherine Breillat (remember the first "Perfect love") and Leos Carax ("Lovers with New bridge") and Jean-Jacques Beneks ("37,2 according to the morning") then there are trends of the 80s-90s than modern Kinoshok (Pawlikowska in the tape at all and no outrageous, even the sex scenes are surprisingly chaste for our time, compare them with "Love" by Gaspar noé).

The film is Pawlikowski managed despite for it formal errors he is not harmful, in compared overvalued "IDA" for the Director it step forward, although many with me, most likely not agree.

How much did it cost to make Cold War?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least €4,300,000.
Who is the director of the movie Cold War?
This tv-show was directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.
What is the genre of Cold War?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Music, Romance, Best movies 2018, Best Drama Movies 2018, Best Music Movies 2018, Best Romance Movies 2018.
Who starred in Cold War?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn.
What is Cold War IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Cold War released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-10-24.