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Warsaw uprising comes back to life in new color movie

By Mason White 3:23 PM August 20, 2013
Scene of the movie 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) The world famous Warsaw uprising came back to life after a new color movie about the incident was released.

The scenes are as fascinating as any Hollywood war movie. However, they were pieced together by historical images of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, enhanced by color and modern techniques of sound.

The only purely fictional element in the movie are the voiceovers. The movie shows two brothers walking the streets of the Polish city where the 1944 rebellion of the residents of Warsaw against the Nazi occupiers took place

It shows a fascinating account of the fierce house to house fighting against the German army, which began on August 1 and ended 63 days later with surrender, after the death of some 200,000 residents. Scenes of “Warsaw Rising” was taken from the silent black and white images that the Polish Army gathered while fanning across the town to chronicle the uprising.

Movie makers hired by the Warsaw Uprising Museum added color and sound that gives a sense of real life, while a modern editing technique provides a fast-paced and a brilliant narrative.

The museum released the trailer for the movie last month as part of the celebrations held to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of the doomed struggle. The movie will hit theaters in Poland and abroad, next year, before the 70th anniversary of the uprising.