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The Structure of Crystals

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IMDB rating
7.3
Quality
HD
Year:
1969
Audio:
Polish
Subtitles:
English
Runtime:
75 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
1969
Country:
Poland
Jan, a physicist, works as a meteorologist in a small village. His wife Anna is a local teacher. Marek, a promising scientist, Jan's colleague from the University, pays a visit. He tries to persuade Jan to return to the University. Unexpectedly, his suggestions meet with strong resistance. The film is Zanussi's first full-length feature film and it was considered an exceptionally interesting debut. The film pictures two life strategies. One is to use one's intellect to the utmost, a thrilling path that leads to wealth and respect; the other is to consciously seek the meaning of existence in refuting everything. By rejecting all amenities of civilization, Jan gets immersed in a simple, biological life, and submits to the passing of time that enables him to sustain a harmony between his own existence and the nature, of which he is a part. In the beginning, Marek fails to comprehend why a talented physicist would seek refuge in the countryside; he can hardly imagine a life without intellectual struggle and victory; later, he acknowledges his friend's choice. 
Cast & Crew
Director
Krzysztof Zanussi
Cast
Barbara Wrzesińska, Jan Mysłowicz, Andrzej Żarnecki, Władysław Jerema, Adam Dębski
Writer
Krzysztof Zanussi, Edward Żebrowski
Music
Wojciech Kilar
Costume
Danuta Polis
Director of photography
Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz