7.2/10
307
4 user 5 critic

Barrier (1966)

Bariera (original title)
A rebellious student wants to get total independence and overcome all the barriers in his life: of money, age, status, cults and conventions. However, he meets a girl with completely different ideals.

Director:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Walkover (1965)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young boxer Andrzej Leszczyc not only has to face a tough boxing opponent but needs to make some serious personal and professional choices.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Aleksandra Zawieruszanka, Krzysztof Chamiec
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After being drafted into military service, a Polish student spends his last day coming to terms with his estranged wife, visiting old friends, and savoring some last moments of freedom.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Tadeusz Minc
Rece do góry (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Censored by the Polish authorities, this film was reedited and new footage added. It begins with a sci-fi motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins of Lebanon ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Jerzy Skolimowski, Joanna Szczerbic, Tadeusz Lomnicki
Le départ (1967)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fast-paced comedy about a young Belgian car nut and hairdresser's apprentice, his girlfriend, and their legal and illegal attempts to get a Porsche under him for his nearing debut race.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Catherine-Isabelle Duport, Jacqueline Bir
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A crematorium worker repeatedly breaks into a woman's house at night to help with housework.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Artur Steranko, Kinga Preis, Jerzy Fedorowicz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, John Moulder-Brown
Moonlighting (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav
The Lightship (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips
The Shout (1978)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A traveler by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Poland is under communist rule. An exiled Polish theater director is in England, enthusiastically preparing an abstract play which will criticize the authoritarian Polish government. His sons might not share his political views, though.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Michael York, Joanna Szczerbic, Michal Skolimowski
30 Door Key (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Iain Glen, Robert Stephens, Crispin Glover
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1840, a young Russian aristocrat, Dimitri Sanin, is returning home after a long tour of Europe. In Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful pastry shop girl, Gemma Rosselli, who soon ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Nastassja Kinski, Valeria Golino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tram Driver
...
Protagonist
...
Doctor
...
Cleaning Lady
...
Paper Seller
...
Oberwaiter
...
Man at the Bar / Car Driver
...
Doctor Campaigning Blood Donation
Marta Dutkiewicz
...
Tram Driver Asking for Help
B. Gutewicz
...
Depot Shift Manager
Andrzej Herder ...
Manius
...
Apartment Owner
...
Eddy
Edit

Storyline

A rebellious student wants to get total independence and overcome all the barriers in his life: of money, age, status, cults and conventions. However, he meets a girl with completely different ideals.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1966 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Barrier  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Magical
5 April 2005 | by (Osaka, Japan) – See all my reviews

Barrier is comparable to Last Year at Marienbad with its non-linear development, mysterious characters and inexplicable mis-en-scene. It also shares the guerrilla film-making style of the French New Wave. It is one of Skolimowski's best.

The film follows a newly graduated medical student in his pursuit of an unattainable woman. He follows her through the streets of 60s Poland where spontaneous dance parties and candle-light rituals erupt.

A dream-like meditation on post-industrial life in Communist Poland. Filled with exquisite, unforgettable images, this masterpiece will hopefully find its way onto DVD soon.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?