The deeply frozen Cold War is heating up. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student and a disgraced police investigator stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state. Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world. What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret.Written by
"1983" is a look to the alternate timeline of the world's most recent history - it answers a question - What if the Iron Curtain was still in place? To get to this point Joshua Long created a world in which a terrorist attack in Poland, in 1983 had united a Polish Nation, taking away the "Solidarity" movement - the first domino of the Fall of Communism.
There is much to say about this production - from the captivating world to it's chaotic and often redundant storylines. The acting leaves a somewhat lot to be desired - besides few roles (a small role of Sandra Korzeniak as a custodian of the Villa or Zofia Wichlacz as a daughter of a government minister) the acting is a bit stiff and dialogues seem unnatural (but it may be just a problem of the Polish version).
However, all the problems mentioned above didn't spoil the entertainment of experiencing the alternative history of '1983'. Overall it's a solid political fiction with, a nice noir vibe to it. Worth a watch.
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