In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride. Whilst touring the villages in search of talent he meets the beautiful Zula (Joanna Kulig, in a luminous star-making turn), a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love. When a performance in Berlin offers the pair an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. As the years march on, Wiktor and Zula - whether through political circumstance or personal impetuosity - struggle to find their moment in time...
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Ratings and Reviews
Brief nudity, language in romantic, mature Polish drama.
- Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions
- © Opus Film SP. ZO.O. / Apocalypso Pictures Cold War Limited / MK Productions / Arte France Cinéma / The British Film Institute / Channel Four Television Corporation / Canal + Poland / EC1 ŁÓDŹ / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury / Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film / Kino Świat / Wojewódzki Dom Kultury W Rzeszowie
- Polish (Stereo, Dolby)