In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. But one day, as they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever.
«Rarely has a film from more recent times fascinated me as much as this one. A masterfully composed symphony in black-and-white pictures, which is also an incredible experience when listening to it with closed eyes. The story of the singer Zula Lichon, who tries to live her life and her love behind the Iron Curtain, is interpreted by Joanna Kulik in such a breathtaking way that she gets the Oscar from me.»― Fredi M. Murer
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