UCIECZKA Z KINA WOLNOSC (1991)

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Alternative titles

  • ESCAPE INTO FREEDOM Alternative
  • ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA Alternative
  • ESCAPE FROM LIBERTY CINEMA Alternative

Synopsis

Set in Poland just before the end of the Communist regime, the story centres around a provincial film censor who is a tired lonely man and whose wife has long ago left him. He doesn't really enjoy his work. One day a bizarre situation develops when during a screening, the actors rebel and refuse to speak their lines. The censor cannot control the situation and senior Communist Party officials are summoned. A film critic calls and notes a similarity with The PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO and brings along a reel of the film to view.The situation becomes even more complicated when reels of the two films are superimposed and the characters are transposed.

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