Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program ... See full summary »
Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. Written by
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very different from other polish movies( from the 80's), something between Godard's Alphaville and "1984" by Orwell. Build on old movies outlines, straight from noir and classic anti-utopia. good polish movie. At last something less political and better( for me of course) than wajda, zanussi, konwicki and other finicky boring pompous director....
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