Spring of 1978. Having fun with his friends, Szymon causes a car accident and kills the parents of little Magda. Summer of 2000. Szymon and Magda are grown-ups. The woman can’t remember anything from her childhood, including the accident. At the party, she gets to know Szymon. Their meeting is not random for the guilt-ridden man has been trying to find out anything about her for twenty years. Accompanied by the admirer, the girl sets off on a journey into the past to finally discover herself.
Two friends from school years bump into each other in a waiting room of a railway station in a small town. It’s been years since they last met. Each chose a different path in life. Władysław started a family, a wife and two kids, and though they’re living hand to mouth, he does his best to lead a decent and honest life. He’s always been calm and balanced, a school loser back in the days. Peers even called him Three-Quarters. Kazimierz Kaczyński is the absolute opposite of Władysław: he lives to i...
The film is set almost entirely in one room with four people. One of them is a common con man willing to swindle money out of his host by painting pictures from a photograph. After some convinc- ing, the host pays the sly dog an exorbitant price of two wages.
Jakub Goldberg is a Jew imprisoned for killing a Fascist student in self-defence. Released at the outbreak of war, he’s put in a ghet- to and works as a gravedigger. After his mother dies, Jakub moves to the Arian side, seeking safety door to door. Personal tragedy and the necessity to keep hiding badly affect him. When the ghetto is liquidated – thus, all bridges burned – he joins the underground as a printer. Jakub dies in a fight by detonating grenades to kill German soldiers.