A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the U.S., ties up with the world-renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out, he was once in love with the violinist's mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive an old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for personal and professional reasons.
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The roles of Marta and Adam are performed by the real life married couple, Krystyna Janda and Andrzej Seweryn. Marysia, the little girl in the movie, is played by their biological daughter Maria Seweryn (four years old back then). Janda and Seweryn divorced in 1979, the year "The Conductor" movie wrapped. See more
Lasocki ran away. He hid in the dressing room, wouldn't face anyone. That's why he went abroad, that's why he ran away. He pushed his way to the top and he is said to work wonders with his orchestras. What a crap! There's a hundred like him in the world, at least ten in Poland. But without the legend.
No, listen. He loved my mother very much. That evening before the concert she told him that she would marry my father.
Referenced in Searching for Ingmar Bergman