Moonlighting • 1h 37m
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski • 1982 • United Kingdom
Starring Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jiří Stanislav
One of director Jerzy Skolimowski’s most acclaimed films is a cunningly observed, darkly funny look at displacement and the everyday effects of political repression told through the eyes of Nowak (a brilliant Jeremy Irons), a Polish electrician who is brought to London illegally with a crew of fellow countrymen in order to renovate the home of a Polish official. When the turbulence of the Solidarity movement leads to an authoritarian crackdown back home in Poland, Nowak suddenly finds himself in a precarious position—exiled in an unfamiliar land and forced to resort to petty crime in order to keep himself and his fellow workers afloat.
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