A Room Overlooking the Sea

Pokój z widokiem na morze, 1978

A Room Overlooking the Sea (1977)

Awards

1978
Silver Leopard at the IFF Locarno ’78

Production

Director Janusz Zaorski
Screenplay Janusz Zaorski, Maciej Karpinski
Cinematography Edward Klosinski
Music Teresa Barska
Art Direction Dorota Ignaczyk
Producer Andrrzej Smulski

Cast

Krzysztof Piotr Fronczewski
Professor Gustaw Holoubek
Prosecutor Marek Bargielowski
Stand Man Marcin Tronski
Professor’s Wife Zofia Mrozowksa

Story

On the Highest floor on an office building a young man comes out of the window, and stands on the ledge intending to commit suicide. Dr. Kucharski, a renowned psychiatrist refuses to cooperate and suggests that the right person to cope with the problem is Prof. Leszczynski, his former teacher. From this moment the fight for the suicide’s life is a conflict of two different methods of handling the problem. Dr. Kucharski thinks that to achieve the desired result he must act against the patient’s will, while the Professor advocates the opinion that a person, even in the deepest of despairs must be given full freedom to decide on his own fate.