The Shadow Line

Smuga cienia, 1979, 110 min.

The Shadow Line (1979)



Polish Film Festival in Gdansk
Silver Lion for Andrzej Wajda

The International Week of Maritime Films in Cartagena (Spain)
Silver Caravel


Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Boleslaw Sulik and Andrzej Wajda
(based on a novel by Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski)
Cinematography Witold Sobocinski
Music Wojciech Kilar
Art Direction Teresa Barska, Allan Starski
Producer(s) Barbara Pec-Slesicka
Joseph Conrad Marek Kondrat
Burns Graham Lines
Ransome Tom Wilkins
Capt. Elis Bernard Archad
Capt. Giles Martin WyldeckSecondName
Doctor Richard Bartlett
The movie is a splendid adaptation of Conrad’s novel. The story of a voyage with a sick crew with an incomparable sense of detail and rhythm, that which initially seemed a sea adventure, becomes an internal adventure. This masterpiece tells that being a man does not mean that one must give spectacular proof of courage or undergo dangerous experiences; it means that one can cope with unexpected situations, has patience, is able to listen to himself and feel empathy for others. It is a film about infinite peace.