Bazyli – a young sports doctor and a jazzman after-hours – meets Pelagia at a music lounge. During the night they spend together, the two engage in a love game of smoke and mirrors. Their mutual fascination intensifies, and an innocent flirt quickly evolves into an erotic poker. The stakes are high: if the girl loses, she will give herself to Bazyli.
Music for the film was composed by Krzysztof Komeda, one of the most eminent score composers and a pioneer of modern jazz in Poland. Just like Bazyli, the artist loved medicine and jazz, so the score is filled with a whole range of authentic emotions.
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Written by Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Skolimowski
Director of photography Krzysztof Winiewicz
Music by Krzysztof Komeda
Production design by Leszek Wajda
Editing Wiesława Otocka
Cast Tadeusz Łomnicki, Krystyna Stypułkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jędrusik, Teresa Szmigielówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Roman Polański, Andrzej Nowakowski, Krzysztof Komeda, Henio “Meloman”, Sława Przybylska, Jerzy Skolimowski
Produced by Zespół Filmowy KADR