A country girl Kasia Solska is forced by her family to marry the man she finds unattractive. She secretly gets to university, escapes from her village to Warsaw and starts working as a babysitter there.
Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.
The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed "Teddy Bear" by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a ... See full summary »
The action takes place in a little town in Poland close to the border with Belarus. The Soviets tried for a long time to persuade their citizens and others that Soviet = Russian. This has been believed to some extent in the neighboring countries - what makes the life of the main heroine Marusia more difficult; some people in Poland call her "Russian". Highway bandits have robbed her money, but Marusia gets help from an unexpected ad hoc conglomerate: a local Catholic priest (admirable monologues which are actually prayers to St. Mary asking for guidance), a local police chief (subject to human weaknesses but brave when it really counts) and a young organist. The priest has an agenda of his own but he does not announce it aloud, not even in his prayers to St. Mary.
Ira Laczina received a prize for her role as Marusia at the Gdynia Film Festival.
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