Jerzy Skolimowski wrote and directed this brilliant story about four foreign workers who come to London under false pretense to restore an apartment. Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons stars as Nowak, the only one of the four Polish workers who speaks and understands English. While they are deep in the midst of reconstruction, Poland is swept by political turmoil. The military have imposed martial law, outlawed the unions and put the free world on alert. Nowak, aware of the situation through phone calls and news reports, must keep knowledge of it from his co-workers until the job is finished, and also figure out a way to get his fellow workers home before it’s too late. The film won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival the year it was screened.
• First time released on Blu-ray
• Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Bonus audio with comments from Jeremy Irons
• New essay by Ewa Hanna Mazierska
• Isolated music track
• Original theatrical trailer
Color • 97 Minutes • 1982 • PG