Young Chopin (Młodość Chopina) 70 years old

Young Chopin

As directed by Aleksander Ford in 1952, this Polish-language period drama chronicles the life, times and accomplishments of revered Warsaw-born Romantic composer Frederic Chopin, here played by Czeslaw Wollejko (Danton). The feature focuses exclusively on the youth of Chopin (who died at age 39), spanning his 15th year (c. 1825) through his 21st year (c. 1831); it also depicts Chopin as both prodigiously gifted and one filled with a tremendous spirit of Polish nationalism. Ford concludes with the onset of the illness that eventually killed Ford, set against the backdrop of the famous November Uprising in 1830.


Young Chopin Cast

Name Character
Jan Kurnakowicz He was 51, 67 years old when he died as Prof. Jozef Elsner
Jerzy Duszyński He was 35, 61 years old when he died as Stefan Witwicki
Aleksandra Śląska She was 26, 63 years old when she died as Konstancja Gladkowska
Zbigniew Łobodziński as Seweryn Goszczynski
Czesław Wołłejko He was 36, 70 years old when he died as Fryderyk Chopin

Young Chopin Crew

Name Department
Aleksander Ford as Director. He was 43 (71) years old when He died Directing
Aleksander Ford as Screenplay. He was 43 (71) years old when He died Writing
Jaroslav Tuzar as Director of Photography. He was 44 (80) years old when He died Camera
Zbigniew Kuzminski as Co-Director. Directing
Hubert Drapella as Co-Director. He was 26 (82) years old when He died Directing
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Young Chopin (70 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, March 25, 1952
  • Runtime: 98 minutes