A man (Tadeusz Janczar) takes a girl home from a bar. The one night they spent together changes the course of their lives. The man’s prospects alters with the war. When he comes back he comes back penniless finding the girl married into wealth to spite him.
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Utterly brilliant synthesis of romance, philosophical mediation on idealism, morality and love, war drama, study of bourgeois morals, oneiric journey into the unconscious told with a no longer extant economy of means. Lightly expressionist mise-en-scène is supplemented by a gentlly fluid camera which provides surrealist and nightmarish touches in the gradual unfolding of emancipation -national and individual.