Irena's Vow
Title: Irena's Vow
Release year: 2023
Countries: Canada, Poland
Genre: Drama
Director: Louise Archambault
Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Dougray Scott, Andrzej Seweryn
Rating: 4/5

Follows the life of a Polish nurse Irene Gut Opdyke who was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medal for showing remarkable courage in her attempt to save Polish Jews during World War II.

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A Testament to Courage: Review of "Irena's Vow"

2024-04-10

“Irena’s Vow,” directed by Louise Archambault, is a poignant portrayal of the remarkable true story of Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish nurse who displayed extraordinary bravery during the horrors of World War II. Sophie Nélisse delivers a captivating performance as Irene, embodying her resilience and unwavering determination to save Jewish lives amidst the atrocities of the Holocaust.

The film skillfully navigates the complexities of wartime Poland, seamlessly blending historical accuracy with emotional depth. Dougray Scott and Andrzej Seweryn deliver compelling performances, adding layers to the narrative as they portray characters intertwined with Irene’s courageous journey.

Louise Archambault’s direction strikes a delicate balance between moments of heart-wrenching tension and tender humanity, capturing the essence of Irene’s unwavering commitment to humanity in the face of unimaginable danger.

While “Irena’s Vow” offers a powerful and inspiring portrayal of one woman’s extraordinary acts of courage, it occasionally feels constrained by the conventions of the biographical drama genre. Nonetheless, the film’s message of hope and resilience resonates long after the credits roll, serving as a testament to the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity.

Overall, “Irena’s Vow” is a compelling and deeply moving tribute to a true hero of the Holocaust, deserving of recognition for its heartfelt performances and poignant storytelling.

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AKA: Irena's Vow,Przysięga Ireny
Agata Turkot,Aleksandar Milicevic,Alicja Lewandowska,Andrzej Seweryn,Dougray Scott,Elena Leszczynska,Eliza Rycembel,Eryk Kulm,Filip Kosior,Irena Melcer,Joanna Halinowska,Karolina Rzepa,Krzysztof Polkowski,Krzysztof Szczepaniak,Maciej Glaza,Maciej Lusnia,Maciej Nawrocki,Malgorzata Then,Marcel Sabat,Marcin Bytniewski,Mateusz Dymidziuk,Mateusz Mosiewicz,Natalia Lange,Nela Maciejewska,Nikodem Kasprowicz,Norbert Kaczorowski,Pawel Hajnos,Rafal Mackowiak,Rafal Mohr,Robert Koszucki,Sharon Azrieli,Slawomir Doliniec,Sonia Jachymiak,Sophie Nélisse,Tomasz Tyndyk,Wojciech Kaluzynski,Wojciech Raszewski,Zaneta Homa,Zuzanna Pulawska