Without Anesthesia

Bez znieczulenia, 1978, 131 min.

Without Anesthesia (1978)

Awards

1979
Award of the Ecumenical Jury at the IFF in Cannes (1979)

Production

Director Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda
Cinematography Edward Klosinski
Music Jerzy Derfel, Wojciech Mlynarski
Art Direction Allan Starski

Cast

Jerzy Michalowski Zbigniew Zapasiewicz
Ewa Michalowska Ewa Dalkowska
Jacek Rosciszewski Andrzej Seweryn
Agata Krystyna Janda
Wanda, the Dentist Emilia Krakowska
Bronski Roman Wilhelmi

Story

Journalist Jerzy returns from a trip abroad to discover his wife has left him for an obnoxious young writer. Against advice, Jerzy fights the divorce and searches for an explanation. Meanwhile, he has mysteriously fallen out of political favor and finds his career falling apart as well.