The War of the Worlds
Wojna swiatów, 1981, 96 min.
|Iron Idem||Roman Wilhelmi|
A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem’s own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. In the end he is the victim of the televised bogus trial.
It is a direct attack on media corruption dressed in the science fiction genre, and refers to the proclamation of martial law in 1981.