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
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Did You Know?
The movie was a political response from exiled Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski
's to the sudden and dramatic imposition of Martial Law in his home country of Poland which occurred after the Solidarity uprising. According to 'Time Out', the film was "Conceived and made with an urgency appropriate to the December 1981 military clampdown on Skolimowski's native Poland". See more
I can speak their language, this is why the boss chose for me for the job. But I don't know what they really mean.