This 1980 comedy by Stanisław Bareja, is an iconic picture about the absurdity of life during the communist regime in Poland, full of scenes and dialogues that soon became classics and entered the Polish vernacular for good.
En route to London, a man named ‘Bear’, discovers at the border checkpoint that his passport is missing a few pages, which may prevent him from traveling to the city with the sports team he manages. Could it be that Bear’s cheating wife is the culprit? And is she about to loot their bank account in England?
This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.
Dir: Stanislaw Bareja, Poland, 1980, 111 mins., 12