DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | 01:51:58 | 6,97 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | Second Run
Based on a true story reflecting the Stalinist terror of the early 1950s, Ryszard Bugajski’s harrowing film was banned under martial law in Poland and only became available on underground VHS through a copy smuggled out by the director at great risk. Tonia (Krystyna Janda), a singer in a sleazy cabaret, is imprisoned without explanation. Days become weeks become months, varied only by the persuasion, intimidation and torture of interrogation. Janda’s outstanding depiction, of a woman who becomes heroic in the face of torture and imprisonment, takes you to places few films are willing to explore.