A pair of lovers go off to a small hotel in a little town. The memories of war, however, intrude on their idyll. The girl and boy relive certain wartime experiences in flashback. She was a communist who drove a boy loving her to give himself up.
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Bilans kwartalny / A Woman’s Decision (1975) Krzysztof Zanussi, Maja Komorowska, Piotr Fronczewski, Marek Piwowski, Drama
The main character is a bookkeeper, 40, who lives a quiet, uninteresting life with her husband and son of school age. She realizes that soon she won’t be needed much at home as the boy grows up and the relationship with her husband crumbles. It’s only when an embezzlement is discovered at the office and she stands up to her management, that she realizes life has more to offer. She meets a well-off former classmate, married to an American. Then she meets Jacek and starts contemplating possibilities of a new start. She discovers love for the first time, but turns to old ways rather than to break loose.
Yuma (2012) Piotr Mularuk, Jakub Gierszal, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Jakub Kamienski, Action, Crime, Drama
YUMA is a gripping drama about the rise and fall of Zyga – a Polish kid in his early twenties, who wants to take charge of his life after the fall of communism, but in a time of chaos and moral anarchy, unwillingly becomes a gangster. When, after transformation to capitalism, poverty and humiliation rule on his side of the border, he crosses to the other side of the river, where the Germans seem to have it all, and literally reaches out for the symbols of a better life. Back home, handing out stolen Adidas and Ray Bans makes him a Robin Hood of his community. Before he realizes what is happening, money and power overtake his naive dreams of a better life and things spiral out of control. It seems Zyga is destined for the fate of Macbeth, a man doomed by ambition and a betrayed moral code…
Iluminacja / The Illumination (1973) Krzysztof Zanussi, Stanislaw Latallo, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska, Malgorzata Pritulak, Drama
Strajk – Die Heldin von Danzig / Strike (2006) Volker Schlöndorff, Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Chyra, Drama
Nieciekawa historia / A Boring Story (1982) Wojciech Has, Marek Bargielowski, Wladyslaw Dewoyno, Ewa Frackiewicz, Drama
A professor of medicine, known and recognized, through a serious personal crisis. Used in teaching, feeling mentally and physically diminished, become cynical and disillusioned, he can no longer interested or his family or his work. Only the presence and conversation Katarzyna, whom he raised as his own daughter, he restores life. But this woman, who herself had to endure many hardships and sharing his disappointment, he realized that his feelings are not really filial …
Pismak / Write and Fight (1985) Wojciech Has, Wojciech Wysocki, Gustaw Holoubek, Janusz Michalowski, Drama
Set during the World War I in a prison cell. A newspaper satirist, a safecracker and a clerical murderer have been loaded into a common cell until the investigation into their supposed crimes has been finished. The journalist takes copious notes on the situation hoping to publish them later as a novel. The writer catches typhus and in his feverish delirium is no longer able to distinguish between the reality and fantasy of his writing.
Komornik / The Collector (2005) Feliks Falk, Andrzej Chyra, Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Kinga Preis, Drama
Lucek (Andrzej Chyra) is a shrewd but soulless debt collector who callously repossesses any item his job may require without a glimmer of sympathy. One day, a sudden inner awakening transforms the cruel government worker into a caring man who’s filled with remorse. This charming Polish film from director Feliks Falk depicts a complex world populated by characters who continually break free from their one-dimensional constraints.