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The Illumination (1973)
"Iluminacja" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  December 1978 (USA)
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Tabloid life of a physicist; his work, his love life and his quest for the meaning beyond.

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Credited cast:
Stanislaw Latallo ...
Franciszek Retman
Malgorzata Pritulak ...
Malgorzata
Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska ...
Agnieszka
Edward Zebrowski ...
Physician
Jan Skotnicki ...
Chory the Mathematician
Irena Horecka ...
Matka chorego
Jadwiga Colonna-Walewska ...
Franciszek's Mother
Wlodzimierz Zonn ...
University Dean
Wlodzimierz Zawadzki ...
Assistant
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Iwo Birula-Bialynicki ...
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K. Ernst
J. Illasiewicz
J. Klamerus
A. Korniejewska
Marcin Latallo ...
Franciszek's Baby Son
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A genius in search of a soul and the meaning of life
20 January 2005 | by (Michigan, US) – See all my reviews

Get genial. Go to army. Blow your chance with the love of your life. Get sex, get married, get kids and social "respectability". Work in a well reputed scientific research institute.

After such an impressive "carreer", start seeking your soul. To get it, leave everything behind and get to the monastery to become a monk. For some,(the weaker minded I would like to believe) this is a gift from god: the "illumination" ! as simple as that.

For others, I believe the meaning is the failure of a genius to be a "social beast" and find happiness this way among his fellow people. As once Kant (?) said, the superior being (man) is self-sufficient to himself. He can find peace only in the defiance of secluding himself in a monastery in a country ruled by a communist regime.

Excellent movie, more actual and dangerous than anything in these materialistic days of our modern society. No wonder you can't find a copy to buy anywhere in the US.


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