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Fabryka (1971)

Krzysztof Kieslowski follows the bureaucratic and troubled daily routine of a Polish factory under the reigning Communism regime of the period. The documentary follows procedures, meetings ... See full summary »
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Krzysztof Kieslowski follows the bureaucratic and troubled daily routine of a Polish factory under the reigning Communism regime of the period. The documentary follows procedures, meetings with management and employees trying to find ways to improve their goals, observing everything that goes through the difficult working relations they faced at the time. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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FACTORY (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1970) **
2 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Rather dull and meandering documentary revolving around the Polish situation on an industrial level at the tail-end of the 1960s: it alternates between stark images at a metallurgic foundry and a board-room meeting among the various executives involved in its management. The most interesting aspect here is the film’s expose' of bureaucratic incompetence, with the people who should primarily safe-guard the workers’ interests pointing the finger at one another whenever they come up short of their individual targets; one leaves with the distinct feeling that there’s little hope the obstacles can be surmounted anytime soon – and, of course, it’s the laborers who will suffer the most from such a debacle in the long run. The trouble with FACTORY, ultimately, is that this point is made (forcefully enough) very early into the game...but which it then keeps harping on for another quarter of an hour!


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