Left behind by a circus, a camel wanders to the house of a simple middle-aged couple. Although the wife is initially bewildered by the strange and unexpected animal, her husband immediately... See full summary »
Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an ... See full summary »
Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years. A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams ... See full summary »
Although the movie was made in 1981, it had its premiere in 1987. The delay was because of state-imposed censorship due to the film's political content. See more »
Early in life it is a joy. because the light seems so near, so reachable. Finally, it brings bitterness. We can see how it has receded. I have been through much these forty years. I see that the light has receded. But I should not discourage you. You can be sure of one thing. Without that bitterness, that hope... life would be lamentable.
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This is a very interesting movie. Whereas "Blue", "Red" and "White" were rather commercial, "Blind Chance" is much more interesting. This is due to the excellent plot where the same story is told three times. Like in a sort of time-travel we are allowed to see a person's life three times. What would have happened if he didn't make the train? This excellent idea is perfectly expressed in a Milan Kundera and Orwellian "1984" political description of Poland around 1978. The movie examines the human condition and whether it is fate, God, ourselves or chance that creates the world. It asks the ancient philosophical question: "Who is responsible?" A truly awesome and thoughtful work of art which is highly recommended to everyone who loves movies, and to those who would like to learn more about an important historical period in a very interesting place.
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