Genre: Short, Thriller
17 min

Present a Jan Jakub Kolski film



Based on the novel by Witold Gombrowicz


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That spring 1 k. potatoes

cost 0.6 zloty in Warsaw...

-1 I kerosene. 1.20;

Parsley, 0.15.

It was Warsaw 1 943

in the wartime Poland...

... deep in the teeth

of German occupation.

With my friends from the rity cafe

before the war...

... we'd now meet in an apartment...

... only to drink and still try to be

artists. writers. and thinkers.

What brings you here


A cold. arctic wind...

or maybe a warm one... I forget.

No kidding?

Earnest as can be,

I've got four hare pelts

and leather soles to sell.

Anyone interested?


Counsellor Lipszyc.

Baron von Ordo's daughter.

Mr. Leleniewski; composer;

deep into the esoteric East.

Painters. writers.

and poets who survived.

The best blue blood in town.

What more can you want?

Just a match. please.

- Where have you been?

- Stop it.

- Where have you been?

- Stop it!

The cloying smells there...

the shamelessly bandied


"God.- art; theatre. nation.-


as if the war was of no

concern to us.

We chatted while Europe

was in flames.

Then Frederick arrived;

sat down and said little.

Hardly could iI realize that

he'd get me involved

in the strangest story

of my life.

Am I handsome?

You look young.

But am I handsome?

You have a striking face.

But we don't

call it handsome.

Youve got carried away; huh?

But I like you anyway.- my

dear Witold.

I'm not handsome

but you know what?

I'm beautiful.

Let's go.

In the next months.

as we got close...

... he turned out to be

quite refined...

... experienced in theatre.

film; and circus art.

One day my old friend

Hippo lit S. from the Sandomierz region...

... wrote asking me over

with my new friend.

"its peaceful here.- but

for some bands of marauders."

"The countryside isn't safe."

"Come.- both of you.

The more the merrier."

What's in there?

What's in there?

- Something.

- What?

- Nothing.

- Meaning?



Will you take the boy

to the manor...

... with a heavy bag of onions?



There they are.

Thank God

you've arrived.

This must be Mr. Frederick.

- Welcome.

- Welcome.

I know..- you wrote...

theatre.- wrestling bouts...

... romancing

all those chorus girls; right?


I wont ask anything.

- Let me take your case.

- No; thank you...

Ive grown fat.

Devil only knows why.

Because of everything.

And you're following in my footsteps.

And that's Mary.

My wife... my dear Mary.

They burned Sieniechw. In Rudniki.

they broke the overseer's legs.

I had refugees

from Poznan.

No news from Ostrowiec or

Bodzechw whatsoever.

Everybody's waiting.- all ears...

It's peaceful for the time being.

But wait till it bursts

when the front line gets closer.

It'll be a bloodbath... an

explosion.- a riot...

Like I say...But the worst thing is

there's nowhere to run.

...pray for us now. and

in the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary. full of grace;

The Lord is with thee...

... blessed art thou among women

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

- Hello. Iie-abed!

- What time is it?

- Oh. it's late.

- I promise to improve.

And here's Henia.

my beautiful one...

... the most beautiful

in the whole world.

Mom is ready

and the horses are too.

It's Sunday; were off to Mass.

You may join us if you like.-

but we won't force you.

Truth is the church burned down

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Ignacio "Nacho" Vigalondo (born 6 April 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Spain) is a Spanish filmmaker. more…

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