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The Modern Pentathlon
Bogdan Dziworski
1975 - Pologne - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - 8'

A documentary film about a sports event demanding versatility and professional preparation — the modern pentathlon. We watch exhausting training and footage from the event while some questions lurk in our minds: what's the sense of all this and where's the limit of human possibilities in sport? Bogdan Dziworski’s zenith in sport documentary is a wonderful visual poem, a portrait of the Polish Olympic champion Janusz Pęciak and a meditation upon human endurance. The editing slowly mixes up the five sports until their inextricable unity.

Photography : Ryszard Lenczewski, Bogdan Dziworski
Sound : Józef Pietrow
Editing : Anna Nawrocka
Production : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych
Distribution : Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych (wfo@wfo.com.pl, +48 42 689 23 45)