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19 Ratings

The Contract


Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Poland, 1980


Two young people from wealthy and well-connected families get married. This leads to a scandal, because the bride says “no”. Despite this, the wedding takes place, which is a pretext to critically look at society of the late seventies.

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The Contract Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1980 | Winner: AGIS Award

1980 | Special Mention: UNICEF Award

1980 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

National Board of Review

1981 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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