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