Where is the General? war movie
Where is the General? war movie

Where is the General? (1963, Poland)

Original / alternative title: Gdzie jest generał?

Categories: castle moviesinfantry moviesreconnaissance movies

Running time: 90 minutes

Language: Polish / Russian / German


In 1945 Soviet and Polish forces are pushing the Germans from Poland. Private Waclaw Orzeszko is his company jinx, so when they have the chance to send him away they are not gonna waste it. They put him in the car with driver and sent him to the rear as representative for party meeting. On the way Orzeszko and driver reach the point of the road where German artillery is putting heavy bombardment, so Soviet guard is refusing to let them pass. But since they know better than some woman they drove on anyway and were hit by a shell. Orzeszko returns to his unit only to find that no one is happy to see him back so soon.

He wanders off and gets to the nearby castle, where as the rumour has it, there is a cellar full of wine barrels. Unfortunately the Soviet soldiers warn him that the cellar is guarded and soon in painful way Orzeszko finds out that the guard is the same woman, Marusia, that tried to stop him on the road. While they are arguing German soldiers, lead by General von Falkenberg, sneak int the castle hoping to hide from the Russians. By accident Orzeszko and Marusia arrest the general. When Germans noticed the disappearance of general they started to search the castle, but at the same time Orzeszko’s company arrives to the castle looking for him.

Polish comedy about clumsy and unlucky private, who by accident becomes a hero. Of course just like most of comedies the realism or historical accuracy factors for that film are very low, but overall it is quite entertaining movie with great cast and good script. Plus it was filmed in amazing Czocha Castle that adds a lot to the scenery.




Our rating

5.6

Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5



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Creators of Where is the General?

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Cast of Where is the General?

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Jerzy Turek

as Private Waclaw Orzeszko


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Boleslaw Plotnicki

as Sergeant Panasiuk


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Stanislaw Milski

as General von Falkenberg


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Waclaw Kowalski

as Sergeant Kaziuk


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Events depicted in Where is the General?

World War II (1936-1945)







Themes in Where is the General?

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