Maria and Wiktor’s marriage is in crisis. Maria, a highly educated woman, feels neglected and used by her three children and her husband and no longer wishes to be a housewife. Her daily domestic chores are starting to irritate her. To make matters worse, she finds a picture of another woman in her husband’s clothes. Shocked, she decides to leave. On the train she is robbed by Gypsies; and her friends in Warsaw, who she planned to visit, are abroad. She does not breakdown or cry. Instead, at the Warsaw rail station she befriends a clochard named Remek, who, by the way, is a doctor of philosophy. Shortly thereafter she finds an advertisement looking for a person who speaks English and Italian. Soon Maria finds a well paying job as a translator. At the same time her husband can barely keep up with his domestic duties. This is a wonderful comedy from the days of early capitalism in Poland. Light, easy and pleasant to enjoy. Great scenes, super dialogue, and Ewa Kasprzyk is terrific.
Director: Roman Załuski
Screenplay: Ilona Łepkowska, Roman Załuski
Cinematography: Maciej Kijowski
Music: Seweryn Krajewski
Principal Cast: Ewa Kasprzyk, Jan Englert, Ewa Dałkowska, Zdzisław Wardejn, Krzysztof Kolberger, Dagmara Cypryniak, Mikołaj Radwan, Mateusz Piestrak, Halina Bednarz, Zbigniew Buczkowski, Gennaro Canfora, Jan Jurewicz, Joanna Kurowska, Małgorzata Prażmowska, Andrzej Precigs, Karol Strasburger and others
Runtime: 95 minutes
Release Year: 1994