How I Unleashed World War II, Vol. 1 (1970)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Military Comedy, Period Film  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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Originally produced in 1970, Tadeusz Chmielewski's epic-length period comedy Jak Rozpetalem Druga Wojne Swiatowa (AKA How I Unleashed World War II clocked in at just shy of 4 hours; Chmielewski divided the complete opus into three consecutive parts. Volume One opens on Pvt. Franek Dolas, a Polish soldier, on the eve of the 1939 Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland. In lieu of marching off to the front lines and protecting his mother country, Dolas accidentally misses his train stop and ends up in Germany. He trepidly insults a German soldier, then erroneously comes to believe that he himself is responsible for starting the entire war. Desperate and terrified, Dolas makes a series of waggish attempts to get home.

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misunderstanding, train [locomotive]