Spokoj, 1976-1980 (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Political Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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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