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YMMV / How I Unleashed World War II

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  • Adaptation Displacement: The book never really was popular in the first place, but now it's almost completely forgotten. The massive displacement is somewhat justified, since the only time when the book is mentioned at all, it's the opening titles and in the original, black and white version, it was a white lettering over a very bright background.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When in the Arab village, Franek starts to panic, since he can't get any supplies. So he starts talking to himself about being turned into soup himself. Suddenly the Arab managing the nearby shish kebab stand turns to Dolas and starts praising Polish military pea soup, in perfect Polish.
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  • Cult Classic: Goes without saying. In fact, due to such status, the movie was even digitally restored and colorised by a private TV station to further bolster viewing rates and sell it on DVD.
  • Ear Worm: Rose and elderberry by Andrzej Żarniecki, the opening song and source of the main theme of the movie. Notably, the lyrics are poking fun from the other such ear worm - opening from Czterej pancerni i pies, which had much more serious tone.
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  • Special Effect Failure: Completely unintentionally, when the movie was digitally restored and colorised, the Italian submarine become painfully obvious as a minature model.

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