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The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse of Dziabas family in the remote area of Bieszczady Mountains. He stays for the night. The initial distrust between the guest and his hosts is quickly dispelled with moonshine and turns into a camaraderie, intimacy and even friendship. A plan of making a joint business arises, as well as passion and lust, which lead to a surprising and tragic consequences... Second plot is set on a winter day, during the Martial Law in Poland. An investigating team of Milicja Obywatelska (People's Militia) is visiting the crime scene. Lieutenant Mroz is trying to solve the multiple murder case from four years ago. The tool he has to his disposal is the reconstruction of events with help of the chief suspect, Srodon. Written by
Acting, directing, editing shine as a form of art in this beautiful
movie. Actually the story is really simple. But, when telling of this
story is combined with good acting and clever editing, brings a bright
movie. Development of the plot is very clever, and teases your
It's dark and heavy, especially on the second half, makes it difficult
to watch, but,the movie sticks you to your seat. Political issues are
brightly inserted through the story. Which i like the most is the movie
is not irritating you with the concern of political messages. They are
just smoothly spread over the plot.
And be prepared for a surprise ending. Just loved this movie!
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