Przypadek (Blind Chance) (1987)

Original Title : Przypadek
Director : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Writer : Krzysztof Kieslowski
Genre : Drama
Country : Poland
Language : Polish
Producer : Jacek Szelígowski
Music : Wojciech Kilar
Photography : Krzysztof Pakulski
IMDB ID : 0084549
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Przypadek (Blind Chance) (1987) - Krzysztof Kieslowski


Boguslaw Linda Witek
Tadeusz Lomnicki 1. Werner
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz 1. Adam
Boguslawa Pawelec 1. Czuszka
Marzena Trybala 2. Werka
Jacek Borkowski 2. Marek
Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski 2. Daniel
Adam Ferency 2. Ksiadz
Monika Gozdzik 3. Olga
Zygmunt Hübner 3. Dzirkan
Irena Byrska 3. Ciotka rest of cast listed alphabetically
Krzysztof Kalczynski Werka's Husband (uncredited
Jolanta Nowinska (uncredited
Jerzy Stuhr (uncredited
Krzysztof Zaleski Buzek (uncredited


Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life. One: he catches the train, meets an honest Communist and himself becomes a Party activist. Two: while running for the train he bumps into a railway guard, is attested, brought to trial and sent to unpaid labour in a park where he meets someone from the opposition. He, in turn, becomes a militant member of the opposition. Three: he simply misses the train, meets a girl from his studies, rerns to his interrupted studies, marries the girl and leads a peaceful life as &, doctor unwilling to get mixed up in politics. He is sent abroad with his work. In mid-air, the plane he is on explodes.


Surprisingly boring I may be stupid, but being Kieslowsky's fan and loving his "Veronic" and the color trilogy, I guess I have the right to say the man failed, when I think so. And "Przypadek" is one of the worst films I have ever seen. Its plot is totally irrational! One can not understand a thing, except of some talk about Communism and Politburo. I was so bored and disappointed, that I even considered leaving the theatre. But finally I just fell asleep near the end. And so will you. My Grade: 1/2 (out of *****)