The story of Marian, a 30-year-old high-school teacher of Polish, who has to start his life anew after he’s been fired from work, and of his friend, Ludwik, a History teacher looking for a way to function in the brutal reality of the profession.
A young journalist, Gareth Jones, is getting ready to tackle a big story - a rapid modernisation of the Soviet Union. He goes to Moscow to do an interview with Stalin. There he meets a British journalist, Ada Brooks, and thanks to her he discovers that the truth about the Stalinist regime is brutally muffled by Soviet censors. On hearing gossip about a great famine in the USSR, Jones sets out on a lonely journey through Ukraine.
A 1953 Warsaw arising from ruins is where everything is possible. The pervasive uncertainty, denunciation and control are domesticated with vodka and good company, the church underground resounds with jazz music and meeting the General Secretary, Bolesław Bierut, in the toilet by chance may end up in unexpected drunkenness. Mister T., a recognised writer living at a hotel for the people of literature, knows all this from his personal experience. He lives off private lessons he gives to a beautiful student ...
There was no way this could have been a success! It’s 1901. After a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, Józef Piłsudski “Ziuk” becomes the leader of the underground independence movement once again. He’s unyielding on the battlefield, but in his private life he surrenders to passion, torn between the two women of his life: his wife and his lover.
A moving story of rapper Tomasz Chada, a guy from the blocks with a soul of a poet and a talent for getting in serious trouble. Music was his whole life – his passion and a world he would take refuge in at times when reality did not have much to offer him. True and painfully honest in his lyrics, Chada dies in unexplained circumstances, leaving behind his shocked fans and a girl he loved.
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The plot is set in the Etruscan town of Volterra. Everybody knows and respects one another here. On a small hilltop there is the house of Maria, a Polish poetess, Nobel Prize winner and moral authority. Her life follows the rhythm of the Italian province but is turned upside down when she receives shocking news about a tragic event.
Kaja Miller is a young and honest policewoman. During one of ineptly performed operations she is kidnapped and raped. Running away from her attackers, she kills them, but in her report she doesn’t mention the circumstances of the incident and leaves her job. Eight years later her former boss, Nowicki, a high-ranking officer of the Central Investigation Bureau, who leads a team investigating business and political connections in the Pomerania region, convinces her to come to Gdynia.
Three men, one place and a single event that will change the life of each of them. Told in a realist style, this is a universal story about a few hours from the life of a village community. It offers an observation of the condition of a person in a critical situation and poses a question about the fundamental nature of coincidence and destiny. A vibrant story oscillating between drama, thriller and disaster film. The film is the director’s feature-length debut.