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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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An Unbeatable Master Work !
14 September 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

This is a very very good film. Here, Mr. Kislowski managed to show the life of an ordinary man who lives in a very troubled time. The film in fact has three shorter stories, each has the same beginning and then we see the possible outcomes of each. Witek Dlugosz, a medical student, is running after the train to Warsaw, trying to catch it. In the first variant, he catches it, comes to Warsaw and suddenly becomes involved in the political turmoil of the 1981's Polish strikes and anti-Communist movements. Seems like Witek doesn't understand fully what he does, anyway, he shows real courage when saving the hostages from the mental institute. He becomes somewhat of the ruling Party's darling, so when his friends are arrested, he is untouchable and retains his freedom. The 1st story ends with Witek's fit of fury at the airport, just before the flight to Paris. The 2nd variant shows Witek becoming one of those protesters, so he is in the middle of the struggle, but his sudden love affair miraculously saves him from the arrest, but however pays him his status in the eyes of his companions. The 3rs film shows Witek as a prominent doctor, he is well-known and respectable, but when he starts his flight to Paris, the plane explodes. All in all, the film is a great work, it does show every minute of common people's lives, their fears and pain, their small joys and tragedies. Young Boguslaw Linda, who plays Witek, is a superb actor, his delivery is smooth and excellent. Highly recommended for all those who like films not about politics but about common people...


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