Pismak (1985)

Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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In this uneven drama set during World War I, reality and fantasy mix and mingle in the fevered brain of a prisoner sick with typhus. Rafal (Wojciech Wysocki) is a journalist specializing in satire, and the war years find him locked up in prison with two unusual cellmates, one is a safecracker and the other a killer. The three men are locked up together until their different crimes have been thoroughly investigated -- which means they may be together for awhile. Rafal starts to sketch out a novel based on his experiences in prison, and after typhoid fever hits him, his mind can no longer distinguish between the characters in his novel and those in reality.