Maria is over 80 and comes from an aristocratic family impoverished after the war. She lives alone in a studio apartment, leads a modest life on her small pension and has a secret admirer whom she teaches French. A normal old lady, one would say. Nobody knows that Mrs. Maria regularly plays roulette. In her life, there is a certain mystery that involves to gambling and a diamond necklace.
Written by: Izabela Szylko
Director of photography: Wojciech Staroń
Music by: Grzegorz Turnau
Production design by: Marian Zawaliński
Sound: Andrzej Żabicki
Editing: Ewa Smal
Costume design by: Małgorzata Obłoza
Production manager: Anna Wojdat
Produced by: WFDiF
Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus
Distributed by: Fundacja Promocji Kina Film Polski
World sales: Fundacja Promocji Kina Film Polski
Country and year of production: Poland, 2008
Cast: Alina Janowska (Maria), Wojciech Siemion (Leon), Szymon Bobrowski (Julian), Katarzyna Cynke (young Maria), Piotr Fronczewski (Maria’s father), Władysław Kowalski (antiquary), Ludwika Najbauer (Lusia), Ewa Kwiatkowska (Lusia’s mother), Ksawery Szlenkier (Witold, Maria’s fiancée), Sławomir Orzechowski (Albin Gąsiorek), Anna Majcher (Mrs. Gąsiorek)
Length: 78 min.