Break Up the Dance (1957)


Break Up the Dance (1957)
Rozbijemy zabawe... (original title)

Youths get ready for a party, decorating the dance floor, cleaning out the fountain of a pond. That evening, the party starts and guests arrive: everyone has a ticket, and a guy at the gate, wearing a formal shirt, tails, and shorts, makes sure only those with tickets gain entrance. Some are in costume, some dressed informally, some in fancy clothes: everyone is there to have a good time. A group of tough-looking guys watch through the high fence while the band plays jazzy rock and couples dance or kiss. With the party in full swing, as the band plays "When the Saints Go Marching In," over the wall comes the gang. Is there any chance they'll join in the festivities?
IMDb  5.5 /10
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Roman Polanski
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GenreShort, Drama
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Rozbijemy zabawę

Rozbijemy zabawę (pl. We will break up a party) was a short film written and directed by Roman Polański in 1957. According to Roman Polanski's autobiography, the film was a stunt which nearly got him thrown out of the Łódź film school; Polanski had organized a groups of "thugs" to go to a school dance and begin disrupting it. As the band played "When the Saints Go Marching In," some students were beaten up. The ironic alternate title is "Break Up the Dance".

External links

  • Rozbijemy zabawę at IMDb