Balance (1975)





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Krzysztof Zanussi's 1974 feature Bilans Kwartalny (aka The Quarterly Balance) represented the filmmaker's first attempt to return to highbrow, intellectual fare in his native Poland, following his disastrous studio experience making the genre heist picture The Catamount Killing. This quiet, low-key character study observes a period in the life of Marta Sieminska (Maja Komorowska), a resolute but utterly unsatisfied 40-year-old Polish housewife who attempts to find self-fulfillment in an extramarital affair with a stranger but encounters only despair, suffering, and pain as her innocence is brutally ripped away. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Maja Komorowska
as Marta Sieminska
Piotr Fronczewski
as Janek Sieminska Marta's Husband
Zofia Mrozowska
as Janek's Mother
Mariusz Dmochowski
as Director of plant
Barbara Wrzesinska
as Ewa Girlfriend from America
Chip Taylor
as James Ewa's fiancé
Krzysztof Machowski
as Jacek's colleague
Józef Fryzlewicz
as Assistant Plant Mgr.
Andrzej Szenajch
as Jacek's colleague
Tadeusz Somogi
as Member of plant management
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July 5, 2005

The acting was convincing.

Full Review… | March 31, 2003
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