Dziecinne Pytania (1981)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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An imprisoned student remembers how he got there in flashbacks that show him working on a flawed housing project that suffers from a series of budget reductions. The student does not bother to hide his objections, and is arrested for walking around with a sign asking for a "responsible job without the need for compromise." Another man who is upset with the possible corruption at the base of these cutbacks, leaves and gets another job. When he visits the housing project later, he finds a big demonstration going on against it and joins in without a second thought. The original protests of just a few men have now swelled to a massive, cooperative effort to stop the misbegotten construction. The script for this film was turned down for over two years because of its content -- apparently corruption and the groundswell of support for justifiable protest was not a topic that filmmakers felt secure enough to handle on the eve of Solidarity's rise in power.

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against-all-odds, against-the-system, arrest, business, corruption, demonstration [political], imprisonment, oppression, protester, student