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 preparing for her A-levels and they are having a passionate romance. One day, a young small-town man aspiring to become a journalist moves into the flat next to Mister T.’s. The latter becomes his master and teacher. Mister T.’s life is going to pick up the pace when the authorities start to suspect him of evil intentions to blow up the Palace of Culture and Science, his alluring student shocks him with an unexpected confession, and the Security Office begins to follow his every move. It is going to be hard to remain serious in this absurd reality.
Short Film Competition