Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
By the time Agatha, his wife's friend, came to visit, Tomas and his wife Katherine had reached a dead end in their lives and their relationship. Tomas has given up on completing his dissertation for a graduate degree in sociology, which would permit him a different career, and has settled for driving a taxi for a living. Katherine has reached her own deadening accommodation with life. Agatha is a vital, bawdy and daring woman who doesn't mince words. Her observations about the couple's married life cut to the bone. However, in this unusual Polish movie, the changes brought by the newcomer don't result in the dissolution of the marriage, but its renewal.