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Walesa: Man of Hope Review

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Lech Walesa (Robert Wieckiewicz) rises from shipyard worker to freedom fighter, founding the Polish Solidarity movement and fighting for the independence of Poland

★★★★

Andrzej Wajda’s two-fingered salute to Lech Walesa invigorates his rise from shipyard to freedom-fighter with a crashing Polish punk score. It’s like a biopic fed through warm fuzzbox, spiky and defiant, as personal as it is political, and fired up and fleshed out by Robert Wieckiewicz’s gruff, belligerent Lech-alikey.

Like a biopic fed through warm fuzzbox, spiky and defiant, as personal as it is political.

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