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Blind Chance (1987)

Przypadek (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 January 1987 (Poland)
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Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boguslaw Linda ... Witek Dlugosz
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... 1. Werner
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... 1. Adam
Boguslawa Pawelec ... 1. Czuszka
Marzena Trybala ... 2. Werka
Jacek Borkowski ... 2. Marek
Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski ... 2. Daniel
Adam Ferency ... ksiadz Stefan
Irena Byrska ... 3. Ciotka
Monika Gozdzik Monika Gozdzik ... 3. Olga
Zygmunt Hübner ... Dziekan
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Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 January 1987 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Chance See more »

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Production Co:

P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The idea of how a life can take different possible paths inspired at least two later films, Sliding Doors and Run, Lola, Run. See more »

Quotes

1. Werner: Every generation craves for light. It needs reassurance and faith... in a better, more just path.
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Referenced in Sliding Doors (1998) See more »

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The Significance of Split Seconds
17 April 2012 | by PsychoDingoSee all my reviews

What difference does a fraction of a second make? In baseball, it's the difference between a home run and strike three.

In the Olympics, it's the difference between a gold medal and 10th place.

In the movie Blind Chance, it's the difference of a lifetime.

An example of expert craftsmanship by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Blind Chance affords us the rare opportunity to see how a blip in time, a mere split second, can profoundly affect a person's current situation, and the path their life will take from that moment forward.

While the significance of sliced seconds is shown, we get to enjoy some quality time with the communist party, the anti-communist underground, some lovely ladies sans attire, and a mob of disgruntled drug addicts. We are also treated to one or more Slinkies going down stairs alone or in pairs. Indeed, it's quite a blend of characters, motives, and ideologies. However, it is not the point of the film to take sides, make moral statements, or ponder idealistic philosophies. The point is merely to illustrate its premise.

Let there be no doubt that the premise is more than adequately served. From top to bottom, beginning to end, Blind Chance is a fantastic film, an entertaining drama that encourages thought, while not being overbearing.

Just be sure to pay close attention, because a fraction of a second can also be the difference between understanding this film and missing the point entirely.


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