Communist authorities at Gdansk city initiate a smear campaign to discredit Maciek Tomczyk (Jerzy Radziwilowicz), a prominent Solidarity movement activist. They appoint Winkel (Marian Opania), a TV journalist, to infiltrate his inner circle.
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As a self-contained piece of cinematic art, this film barely exists. It's probably the clumsiest, half-baked-est mess that ever got a major film award. But as filmmaking that finds a way to connect with reality (as opposed to just coexist with it) it is the most crucial thing in the last decade of the the Soviet Block.