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also known as Rok spokojnego slonca

A Year of the Quiet Sun1984

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  • 3.7
  • passes the bechdel test
In this award-winning drama set in the wake of World War II, an American soldier played by Scott Wilson forms a delicate friendship with a war widow amid the devastation of 1946 Poland. In spite of the language barrier, painful memories of their past and the many cultural divisions that separate them, Norman and Emilia dare to steal a moment of happiness together.

Member Reviews (5)

top reviewer

really sad film w a lot of creeps_all of the actors are really good_ i found it hard to believe & sort of lost patience but it's well done & the cinematography is really good

top reviewer

amazing classic drama. this is a cold love story that warms your heart.

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This one is very sad. A sad love story set in the immediate post war period - 1946. The acting, as one expects from Polish movies, is superb. But there's a surprise - the leading man is not Polish at all.

a terrible story flow, before it really got interesting it was over with.

Spare and exquisite storytelling in dark, cold, and ravaged interior and exterior settings. Sad, but a masterpiece.