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786 Ratings

The Constant Factor


Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Poland, 1980


A young man is confronted with corrupt and vindictive colleagues at work and negligent officials at the hospital where his mother is dying. As he searches quixotically for a steadfast moral code by which to live, he suffers from the knowledge of human frailty and our darker inclinations to do harm.

The Constant Factor Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1980 | 2 wins including: Jury Prize

Polish Film Festival

1980 | Winner: Special Jury Prize

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