About

In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as sympathetic, Winkel interviews the people surrounding Tomczyk, including his detained wife, Agnieszka.

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Directed by

Andrzej Wajda

Written by

Aleksander Ścibor-Rylski (Writer)

Runtime

147 minutes

Country

Poland

Language

Polish

Cast

Keywords

strike individual

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film