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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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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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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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Simply amazing and profoundly though-provoking
16 August 2000 | by robby_xSee all my reviews

Having read a few negative comments on "Blind Chance", I felt compelled to express my opinion on what has become one of my absolute favorite films. I'm surprised to find that some Kieslowski fans, especially those who appreciate the colors trilogy, don't understand "Blind Chance." In my opinion, "Blind Chance" encapsulates many of the ideas and themes Kieslowski later explored in more detail.

However, "Blind Chance" is, ultimately, a political film. Although Kieslowski never really considered himself a political film-maker (compared to some of his contemporaries), "Blind Chance" is very much driven by political undercurrents and the outcome of each scenario has a decidedly political aspect. That said, the film transcends the immediate political situation in Poland as well and elevates "politics" to a much broader all-encompassing level. It is really not Polish politics that concern Kieslowski here, but the human being's capacity for taking action. Each scenario presents a possible course of action (or non-action). Kieslowski doesn't seem to endorse one course over the other, but makes a much broader statement about the need to take action, to believe in something, and to fight for something. What one is fighting for, what one believes in, ultimately isn't as important as the fight itself.

A brilliant and highly thought-provoking film. In my opinion, one of Kieslowski's most accomplished and densely-packed works. I hope that anyone who didn't appreciate "Blind Chance" will give it another chance (I've watched it at least ten times). It is not the most accessible film, but the pay-off is worth the effort.


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