A western set in Poland of the 1960s. A man on the run jumps off a train. He seeks refuge in a scarcely populated settlement, nearly a ghost town. It is hard to tell what the place is, set halfway between dream and reality, inhabited by people in distress. Who is the mysterious Mr. Nobody? To some he seems to be a prophet; to others, a martyr or a common liar. This enigmatic role was played by Zbyszek Cybyluski, one of the most recognizable stars in the history of Polish cinema.
1967 Edinburgh IFF – diploma for Tadeusz Konwicki.
Cast & Crew
Directed and written by Tadeusz Konwicki. Cinematography by Kurt Weber. Production design by Jarosław Świtoniak. Music by Wojciech Kilar. Film editing by Irena Choryńska. Production management: Jan Włodarczyk. © Studio Filmowe Kadr. Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski (Karol Kowalski vel Malinowski), Gustaw Holoubek (Host), Marta Lipińska (Hel- ena), Irena Laskowska (Cecylia), Wojciech Siemion (Artist), Włodzimierz Boruński (Blumenfeld), Andrzej Łapicki (Pietuch), Jerzy Block (Old man), Zdzisław Maklakiewicz (Officer), Iga Cembrzyńska (Kowalski’s Wife).