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Two Warsaw intellectuals wait out World War II on a remote farm, philosophizing about the need to corrupt youth. The middle-aged anti-heroes explore their twisted dreams and scheme to control the lives of a farmhand and a farmer's beautiful young daughter as German soldiers fight the Polish resistance just steps away. Beautiful cinematography and strong, engaging performances make this film a mysterious and dark Polish classic. Co-written by long-time Roman Polanski collaborator Gerard Brach from a novel by Witold Gombrowicz. In Polish with English subtitles.

Jan Jakub Kolski---Poland---2003---152 mins.