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Romek Januchta
Irena Lorentowicz ...
The set designer
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The technical manager
Michal Tarkowski ...
Sowa the tailor
Andrzej Siedlecki ...
Himself
Tomasz Lengren ...
Roman's template puncher
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The youth organisation chairman
Janusz Skalski ...
The head dressmaker
Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleska ...
The girl on the train (as Krystyna Wachelko)
Ludwik Mika ...
The theatre director
Wilhelm Klonowski ...
The tailor
Jan Toronczak ...
The tailor
Jan Zielinski ...
The tailor
Edward Ciosek ...
The tailor
Henryk Sawicki ...
The ballet master
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Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist, named Siedlecki, who does not like the final result and takes his problems on Sowa and Romek who defends him. Written by Anonymous

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Interesting look at the other side of the theatre.
3 March 2000 | by (Champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

Probably Kieslowski's oldest film available in the United States with subtitles, Personel is an interesting look at the people who do things behind the scenes for plays. The main character is outspoken after having just been hired to work with the costume making and is noticed by the higher ups when he suggests the workers start their own cabaret. There is a good contrast shown between the actors and those behind the scenes as far as attitudes toward each other. There are many closeups in the film and it is clear it was probably shot on lower quality 16mm with bad lighting. Nonetheless, it is an interesting view of a different aspect of the theatre as we are normally shown things only about the actors. Films such as Truffaut's The Last Metro and Osten's The Mozart Brothers are two examples of films about theatre actors.


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