Polish director Andrej Wajda's portrait of life on a movie set, which is disrupted (although not that much) when the leading man is killed in a leap from a moving train. It seems that the temperamental, unreliable star was always late anyway, so the shooting goes on without him, his character's absence being explained away in the script by the irked filmmakers. In the meantime, the performer's wife and mistress join forces to find out what's happened to him, as nobody has bothered to notify them of their lover's demise. Wajda's film was an homage to actor Zbigniew Cybulski, who worked with the director frequently in the 1950s and had been killed in an accident the previous year.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide
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