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Blind Chance Movie Review Summary

Actors: Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki

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BLIND CHANCE (Przypadek) is a polish movie written and directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski in 1981.
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Almost 20 years before "Sliding Doors", the always innovative Krzysztof Kieslowski had already imagined a movie which would present to the audience how a man's life could be affected whether he catches or not a train.

So BLIND CHANCE is offering us three stories with Witek as the main character. Witek is a student in medicine who decides to take a break after his father's death. At the railway station, he's late and has to run after a train. First, Kieslowski imagines a Witek who manages to catch the train and have the opportunity to begin a political career in the communist party. His naive enthusiasm will lead him to betray his friends. The second variation of the story shows us a Witek who misses the train and who becomes involved in anti-governmental activities such as editing opposition newspapers and organizing forbidden political meetings. Finally, the last variation of the young man's life is about a Witek who decides to go on with his studies without getting mixed up in politics. In this variation, he will get married and become a famous doctor.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   European

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train    -   scientific labs    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women

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