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The Constant Factor (1980)
"Constans" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Tadeusz Bradecki ...
Witold
Zofia Mrozowska ...
Witold's Mother
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ...
Grazyna
Cezary Morawski ...
Stefan
Witold Pyrkosz ...
Mariusz
Ewa Lejczak ...
Stefan's Wife
Jan Jurewicz ...
Zenek
Juliusz Machulski ...
Wladek
Marek Litewka ...
Wlodzimierz
Jacek Strzemzalski ...
Mate
Edward Zebrowski ...
Scientist
Krystyna Bigelmajer
Kazimierz Borowiec
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K. Cielecki
Jadwiga Colonna-Walewska
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A young man is facing death of his mother. A petty corruption at his job leads to him being framed and robbed of his only desire to climb mountains in Himalayas, as his father did and where he died. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Slow, quiet and profound...
15 May 2000 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The fatalities of life... is our existence already arranged ? How can we escape our fate ?

I remember seeing this movie 20 years ago in Grenoble and I remember it as one of the best of its kind.

Like many Slave films it is very symbolic (symbols are a way to escape censorship, Tarkovski new that) and therefore would seem a bit abstruse to many viewers.

Constans ou "La constante" as it was known in France is one of the best of Polish cinema. A slow but remarkably intelligent movie. Quite the opposite of today's big budgets...


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