A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »
Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's ... See full summary »
Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.
During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.
Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he ... See full summary »
Some views on life and death filmed by acclaimed Polish auteur Krzysztof Zanussi.
Krzysztof Zanussi will always be remembered as a talented cinéaste from Poland who has successfully pioneered an indigenous movement called "Cinema of moral concern".His films have always been about a modern man's existential dilemmas.It is precisely this style which is very much evident in this film.In the beginning "Life as a fatal sexually transmitted disease" does not appear at all as a Polish film as for its early scenes set in Paris,French is spoken.It is after some scenes that Polish language is heard to make us believe that a Polish film is being shown.Zanussi tells the story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs,faith and morality as his end is near.He makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.As far as film's funny title is concerned,Zanussi did not have much to do as it was found by him as a graffiti in this neighborhood.Zbigniew Zapasiewicz plays the title role with great maturity.He is one of the few popular actors in Polish cinema who has now worked with all the leading directors from Poland.
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