A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes out to see some friends and then rushes madly around the city after her.
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Pilkarski poker / Soccer Poker (1989) Janusz Zaorski, Janusz Gajos, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Marian Opania, Comedy, Action, Drama
Pozegnania / Farewells (1958) Wojciech Has, Maria Wachowiak, Tadeusz Janczar, Gustaw Holoubek, Drama, Romance
The story takes place before World War II and centers on Pawel, a member of a conservative, middle-class family, and his love for Lidka, a taxi dancer. Social conventions and the lovers’ inability to defy those forces Pawel and Lidka benefit. Times change, war breaks out, leading to Pawel sent to Auschwitz while Lidka marry his cousin. Their love has survived and conventions are no longer the issue.
Zloto / Gold Dreams (1962) Wojciech Has, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Krzysztof Chamiec, Barbara Krafftówna, Drama
Wspólny pokój / One Room Tenants (1960) Wojciech Has, Halina Buyno-Loza, Boguslaw Danielewski, Krystyna Feldman, Drama
The lives of several one room tenants in Warsaw’s Old Town. All the young roommates – a poet, a student, a writer, a left-wing activist – have to face difficulties in finding a place for themselves in early 1930s reality.
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself.
I Hate Mondays / Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971) Tadeusz Chmielewski, Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski, Comedy
Censored by the Polish authorities, this film was reedited and new footage added. It begins with a sci-fi motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins of Lebanon to the set of Voelker Schloendorf “The Forgery” where Skolimowski plays a lead role. Another shift takes us to London, where Skolimowski shoots a street scene. There are also shifts into the past with the old footage, featuring a score of Polish actors in a setting resembling Kantor’s experimental theatre.
A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother knows all about it and tries at all costs to find her daughter a good candidate for a husband. The whole situation is controlled by the grandmother, an eccentric lady with a sharp tongue from whom no secret can be concealed. Successive admirers arrive at the pre-war tenement where the women live, but Sabina is interested in none of them. One day, appearing out of nowhere, comes the charming, intelligent, and terribly good-looking Bronislaw. His presence will spark off a series of unexpected events revealing the darker side of the women’s nature.
Vabank II czyli riposta / Vabank II (1985) Juliusz Machulski, Jan Machulski, Leonard Pietraszak, Witold Pyrkosz, Comedy, Crime
A sequel to “Vabank” (1981), introduces the same characters entangled in a duel between a former safecracker and a crooked bank manager. Imprisoned ex-banker Kramer breaks out with the help of recently released accomplice and wants to get even with his nemesis, Kwinto. Kwinto calls up the old gang to respond to this threat. In the end, Kramer seemingly victorious heads to Switzerland by a prearranged flight to Zurich. First, however, they have to cross the German border. They bribe the Nazi border guards, board the plane and land in what they think is Switzerland, only to find out that the film-team has outwitted them with sets and actors and the police is waiting for them.