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Blizna (Scar, The) (1976)

Original Title : Blizna
Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer : Romualda Karasia
Romuald Karas
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genre : Drama
Country : Poland
Language : Polish
Music : Stanislaw Radwan
Photography : Slavomir Idziak
IMDB ID : 0074220
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poster for "Blizna (Scar, The)" by Krzysztof Kieslowski (1976)
Blizna (Scar, The) (1976) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
 

Starring

Franciszek Pieczka Stefan Bednarz
Mariusz Dmochowski Minister
Stanislaw Michalski Bednarz's Wife
Joanna Orzeszkowska Bednarz's Daughter
J. Bryniarska Secretary (as A. Holland
Malgorzata Lesniewska (uncredited
 

Plot

1970. After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is to be built, his wife used to be a Party activist there, and he has unpleasant memories of it. But he sets to the task in the belief that he will build a place where people will live and work well. His intentions and convictions, however, conflict with those of the townspeople who are primarily concerned with their short-term needs. Disillusioned, Bednarz gives up his post.
 

Comments

The politicians are a joke! Kiewslowski's first film is an impressive study on a man who has been thrown in the deep end and put in charge of a Factory that the locals don't want. This is a very subtle and effective attack on the hypocritical left-wing power.