Deceptive Charm

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  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 55’
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 1996

Karol is an unsuccessful researcher in his early thirties. Due to his low-paid job, his marriage with Iwona is in severe crisis. When compared to the properties of other resourceful and well-off people, their little apartment in a block of flats is for Iwona the evidence of her husband's decrepitude and lack of commitment. Therefore, Karol, who is very modest, idealistic and full of sense of guilt, lets his wife get him a job. He becomes a personal secretary of a millionaire homosexual photographer. However, the expectations of the photographer are not clear. Karol enters an ambiguous game in which his relationship with Iwona undergoes a difficult test.

Krzysztof Zanussi is considered to be one of the greatest Polish film directors. His movies are always unique, original and above all filled with shrewd observation and reflection. The director focuses on morality, psychology and human inner lives. As an acknowledged filmmaker he performs multiple functions: works as a lecturer in Łódź Film School and National Film School in Great Britain, he is also a member of the Cinematography Committee and Felix Awards Committee, prepares theatrical performances and has written a few books on filmmaking. His Weekend Stories are works about individuals facing moral dilemmas. A binding feature of the eight stories is their duration of one weekend. The series includes the following titles: A Woman’s BusinessDeceptive CharmLittle FaithThe Dilatory LineThe Soul SingsUnwritten LawsThe Last CircleHidden Treasures.

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