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The Conductor (1980)

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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the US ties up with the world- renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out he was... See full summary »

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John Lasocki
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Marta
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Adam Pietryk
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Marysia
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Lilian
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Jerzy Kleyn
Elzbieta Strzalkowska
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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the US ties up with the world- renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out he was once in love with violinist's mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for both personal and professional reasons. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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When Swedish master Ingmar Bergman was asked to name 11 films he had liked most, he mentioned this title as one of his all-time favorites. See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 5
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conducted by Stanislaw Wislocki
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach
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