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Directed by Janusz Morgenstern

Poland 1972 92 mins.

What was it like to be young at the turn of the 1970s in Communist Poland? While Neil Armstrong lands on the moon, Magda and Andrzej discover love and life in a big city. They didn’t get into the university—quotas are restricted mainly to working-class families. They are young and ambitious, dream of independence, and have no means of reaching their goals without entering the mean, conformist reality surrounding them. Does the end justify the means? A love story set against the harsh backdrop of the Communist regime.