Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The 116 minutes of the Polish Beads of One Rosary passes rather quickly and pleasantly, even though the cast is comprised of nonprofessionals. The central character, played by Augustyn Halotta, is an elderly pensioner who must give up his small house to "progress." Halotta is offered a tiny apartment in a new high-rise, which he automatically refuses. Potentially a tragic tale of human suffering, Beads of One Rosary turns out to be a light comedy, blessed with a steady stream of eccentric characters. One leaves the film wanting to see more of the work of the obscure director Kazimierz Kutz.
relocation, apartment, elderly, high-rise, home, property, against-the-system, bureaucracy, intimidation