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Camouflage

Barwy ochronne
IMDB rating
6.5
Quality
HD
Year:
1977
Audio:
Polish
Subtitles:
English
Runtime:
97 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
1977
Country:
Poland
Jarosław, a young philologist, finds out that the academic world is ruled by cowardly conformists. His colleagues are slaves to the dumb, dishonest deputy rector who only cares about his own interests. Jakub, a diabolic professor, makes use of his intellect to manipulate others. He tries to introduce his younger colleague to the secret rules of academic careers. He ruthlessly uproots Jarosław's youthful idealism by showing that academic success is often available to those cynical and ruthless rather than those with a true talent. The film is a classic of "moral unrest" cinema. The academic world is a metaphor of the state system where compromise is a necessity that pays off. To compromise, to trade off interests is part and parcel of the "life game" played in Poland. The director seems to ask: will straightforwardness and honesty always have to lose in the individual's confrontation with society?
Cast & Crew
Director
Krzysztof Zanussi
Cast
Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Mariusz Dmochowski, Wojciech Alaborski, Krystyna Bigelmajer, Anna Grzeszczak, Eugeniusz Priwieziencew
Writer
Krzysztof Zanussi
Music
Wojciech Kilar
Costume
Anna B. Sheppard
Director of photography
Edward Kłosiński