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The Constant Factor (1980)

Constans (original title)
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.

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Witold
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Witold's Mother
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Grazyna
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Stefan
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Mariusz
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Zenek
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Wladek
Jacek Strzemzalski ...
Mate
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L. Cichy
K. Cielecki
Lucjan Dytrych ...
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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.

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19 September 1980 (Poland)  »

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1.66 : 1
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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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