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Andrzej Zulawski began filming after the success of _L'Important c'est d'aimer (1975)_, completing around three-quarters of film before the Polish ministry of culture halted production in 1978. After the democratization of Poland in 1986 Zulawski completed the film. See more »
This film is as far from Hollywood style as Poland is.
There are some impressive ideas in the movie (like some surreal scenery) but unfortunately everything else is a total scrap.
Film was shot on East-German ORWO film of deplorable quality giving it a look worse than amateur 16mm shots.
Sentences are completely absurd - you are lucky if you do not understand polish ! Acting reminds mad mumbling of psychiatric clinic patients....
I was a small kid when I fist learned about this production - it was in 1978, they were taking some shoots in Cracow where I lived. I was a fan of SF, watching then Space 1999, Star Wars and Japanese films about Godzilla. So obviously I was very excited about this SF production taking place in my city. Then there were no knows about the movie. Ten years later it was show on Polish TV - I was angry, because it disappointed me totally.
It is "unwatchable" !
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