Thursday, September 22, 2016

Personel (1975)

Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A young man gets a job as a tailor at a state run theater. He works with the laborers backstage, but secretly wishes he was with the artists rehearsing for the next production. One day a lead actor berates one of the other tailors about his costume in front of everyone on stage. The laborers meet and discuss what to do about it at a rambunctious meeting. Later, he is called into the ornate office of an executive and asked to lie about the details of his friends confrontation. Uneasy mix of political allegory and backstage drama from the famous Polish director is one of his earliest dramas. It was made for TV, which might explain the attempt to veil the politics. The end result is rather talky and unsatisfying, but still worth a look for Kieslowski fans.

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