Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Calm was filmed in 1976 for Polish television, but not released until 1980 after it had been substantially edited, leaving the story somewhat less coherent due to the cut segments. A young man (Jerzy Stuhr) has just finished serving a three-year prison term, and is looking for work to be able to start all over again. He does find a job at a construction site, and while hoping for the best, it does not take him long to find out that his boss is corrupt and his fellow workers are secretly planning a strike. Unfortunately, he is caught in a dilemma - his heart is with the workers but his boss has him in a vise. It seems as though there is no clear way out of this dead-end street for the man who just wanted to earn an honest living.
against-all-odds, ex-convict, going-straight, oppression, striker