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The Structure of Crystal (1969)

Struktura krysztalu (original title)
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.

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Krzysztof Zanussi
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Cast overview:
Barbara Wrzesinska ... Anna
Jan Myslowicz Jan Myslowicz ... Jan - maz Anny
Andrzej Zarnecki ... Marek Kawecki
Wladyslaw Jarema Wladyslaw Jarema ... Dziadek (as W. Jarema)
Adam Debski Adam Debski ... Lesniczy (as A. Debski)
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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.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

14 October 1969 (Poland) See more »

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The Structure of Crystal See more »

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P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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A superb feature debut
16 February 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

After a decade making shorts and films for television Krzysztof Zanussi finally made his feature debut with the short and slightly chilly art-house entry "The Structure of Crystals". It's about two old college friends, both scientists, who are reunited years later at the snowbound outpost where one of them lives and works. It's basically a chamber piece dealing with the very human issues of friendship and possible resentment and Zanussi imbues it with a dark humour. In dramatic terms nothing really happens but in spite of its setting and its subject it's anything but boring; it even alludes at one point to Chekov as if to say that boredom in itself need not be boring. It's also gorgeously shot in black and white by Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz; indeed, the whole film has the mark of a major talent.


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