A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected. Written by
Dan Hartung <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The film was entered into competition at Cannes Film Festival in 1982 whereupon it won the Best Screenplay award. See more
2:00 AM. Tuesday. 5th January, 1982. All we have left now is my five pennies and a six hour walk to Heathrow Airport. Now I cannot delay any longer. I must tell them the truth. What is happening in our country. God help me.