Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Seventeen years after abandoning his family to live as a monk, a former member of Solidarity is reunited with his wife and children after being spotted singing at a street festival in this seriocomic satire from famed writer/director Jerzy Stuhr. As communism takes hold in Poland, a disenchanted everyman (Stuhr) leaves his suburban life behind to embrace the simple life. Nearly two decades later, the long-lost husband and father is spotted by his family while performing and subsequently exposed. As a result, he is forcefully ejected from the monastery and soon returns home to live in the family garage. But plenty has changed in the years since this pious suburbanite left everything behind: his wife has taken a handsome lover, his son has gone to work for a corrupt politician, his youngest daughter deals dope on the street, and his oldest girl casually sheds her clothes on television. Now, as the hapless father does everything within his power to get his wildly dysfunctional family back on the straight and narrow, he's about to discover just how strange things can really get when communism fails.
Communism, dysfunctional, family, family-abandonment, father, garage, monk, politician, suburbs