Unwritten Laws

Niepisane prawa

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  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 54’
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: SD
  • Year: 1998

Czarek finds a job as a driver in an investment company. Halina, who is a strong and determined businesswoman, is the head of the company. She gradually involves Czarek in her dishonest intrigue against Marian, who is a neighbour with whom she is about to make a transaction. Halina skilfully manipulates the driver, hoping that he will not only facilitate to implement her plans but will also enrich her sex life. Yet, there comes a point at which Czarek realizes that Halina treats him purely as a tool in her game. Then, the boy accidentally witnesses the final transaction with Marian and sees that Halina commits a fraud without batting an eye. Her egocentrism and meanness make Czarek to remind himself of what it means to be faithful to the elementary moral principles.

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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