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304 Ratings


Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
United Kingdom, 1982


Nowak (Jeremy Irons), a Polish contractor, 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 temptations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families.

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Moonlighting Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

Critics reviews

Seen on a small screen (where, thanks to commercials, there are still grotesque pictures depicting labour), the frenzy with which Skolimowski’s illegal workers take down walls and install plumbing pipes comes across as – yes – refreshing. Among the last films we saw, Moonlighting is one that sticks so well to reality that it benefits from its energy.
January 07, 1989
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