- Original title
- Running time
- 97 min.
- United Kingdom
Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jiri Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz, David Calder, Dennis Holmes, Edward Arthur, Renu Setna, Jenny Seagrove, Catherine Harding, Jill Johnson, David Squire, Judy Gridley, Michael Sarne, Claire Toeman
Co-production United Kingdom-Germany - West Germany (FRG); Michael White Production
- Synopsis / Plot
- A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay
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