In the 50's a tailor drinking with his friends has an attack that requires an emegency treatment in the hospital. He has damaged kidneys. Given a second lease on life the tailor thinks that... See full summary »
In the 50's a tailor drinking with his friends has an attack that requires an emegency treatment in the hospital. He has damaged kidneys. Given a second lease on life the tailor thinks that while in a coma he has communicated with the distant stars. He gives up tailoring and turns to the stars. He engages his friends in a village to build an observatory. He becomes recognized and for a time being even the authorities back him up. But then comes bitter awakening: his wife can't take his obsessions anymore and leaves him. The town council calls upon him to close his work as the first Sputnik goes into space. Then he is invited to an astronomical convention, He becomes the sensation of the conference, not however, as a amateur astronomer, but by guessing the clothing measurements of the delegates. Back home he realizes that his dream may be over, but he cannot help gazing at the sky. Written by
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The movie is based on a life of an Polish astronomer Adam Giedrys who lived and worked in Szczecinek. Actually in reality he was a tailor however decided to pursue his dream and became an astronomer in reality his legacy wasn't as that bitter as it was shown in the movie and he was even recognized by Nasa he got a piece of the moon rock from the Apollo mission. His house where he lived houses an unique in the entire world astronomical observatory builded with the help of the towns authorities ! there's no doubt that his work was interrupted when the sputnik made his debiut but after that he was allowed to resume his activities and even host 'astronomical talks' in truth Szczecinek is the most unique place in earth ! and not even similar to other places in Poland so there are other extraordinary stories as well !
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