A Short Working Day

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  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 73’
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 1996

Krzysztof Kieślowski was a documentary and feature film director, a graduate of the Łódź Film School and a winner of numerous Polish and international awards for his films including the Oscar nomination, Cesar, Felix and many others. He was a honorary member of the British Film Insitute and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). His most famous films: The Decalogue (1988), La double vie de Veronique (1991) and Trois Couleurs. Bleu. Blanc. Rouge (1993-1994)

A Short Working Day: The film is based on authentic events surrounding a workers' protest in Poland in 1976. Price hikes sets off a strike in a large provincial town. As protestors gather outside the Party Headquarters, the Party Secretary must find a way to defuse the situation. Unfortunately his calls to the capital were met with indifference, and meanwhile the protest becomes more and more violent. When protestors began to set fire to the building, the Party Secretary is forced to vacate the premises. Ironically, he is portrayed as a rather decent man trying his best to do his job and not a faceless monster. The protestors, on the other hand, are not all innocent victims. Living under a corrupt system, everyone is forced to become corrupt.

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