A chamber psychological case study, a poetic story about loneliness, and at the same a joint portrait of Poles of the end of the 50’s of the last century. Two random travellers meet in a sleeping compartment. A subtle game of their emotions – from mutual dislike to intimacy without perspectives – takes place with the background of a human microcosm squeezed in a train. The film, on the one side, is a game of conventions of a thriller and a melodrama, on the other hand – a kind of a poetic draft full of unclear points.
Guest of the 42nd PFF: Małgorzata Dipont
written by Jerzy Lutowski, Jerzy Kawalerowicz director of photography Jan Laskowski
music Andrzej Trzaskowski
production design Ryszard Potocki
costume design Michelle Zahorska
make-up Teresa Tomaszewska
sound Józef Bartczak
edited by Wiesława Otocka
cast Lucyna Winnicka, Leon Niemczyk, Teresa Szmigielówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Helena Dąbrowska
production Zespół Filmowy Kadr
production manager Jerzy Rutowicz
Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe (CRF) is the partner of the “Pure Classics – In Memoriam” section at the 42nd Polish Film Festival.