by Jerzy Skolimowski 1h37min United Kingdom 1982
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by Jerzy Skolimowski

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Jeremy Irons : Novak
  • Eugene Lipinski : Banazak
  • Jirí Stanislav : Wolski
  • And with: Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, Denis Holmes, Edward Arthur, David Calder, Judy Gridley, Claire Toeman, Jerzy Skolimowski


  • Director Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Scenario Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Photo director Tony Pierce-Roberts
  • Set Design Tony Woollard
  • Sound David Stevenson
  • Editing Barrie Vince
  • Original music Stanley Myers
  • Producer Michael White
  • Production Compagny Channel Four Films, The National Film Development Fund
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,78:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1982
  • Release date for France01/12/1983
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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