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.
The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of ... See full summary »
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Some questions about young people in Poland filmed nicely by veteran Polish cinematographer Jacek Petrycki, who may be best known as the cameraman for "Europa Europa".
I love the use of black and white. While it does not necessarily add anything artistic to the film, it does give it a different feel. Sort of an impoverished feel. And I love some of the responses. While the "I am in a hurry" response is typical, the idea that an opinion on such a neutral topic could be dangerous or wrong is interesting. Who doesn't have an opinion about kids today? The youth themselves are more talkative, and not in the most positive way. They say things like "we have no future" and "our prospects have been destroyed". Not in the cynical way of America's youth, but as though they really mean it. And, as Communism ended, perhaps they felt it deeper than most.
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