Iluminacja / The Illumination (1973) DVD5, DVD9
The film devotes itself to the pursuit of life's meaning undertaken by a solemn young university student who opts to major in physics in order to learn "unequivocal things." He wants to understand the world with the most certainty possible, but life is about to throw some obstacles in his way – both practical and philosophical.
Haunted and obsessed by the traumatic love affair, Franciszek seeks solace and adventure by communing with nature on a mountain climbing expedition, and meets a charming young woman named Agnieszka. Upon receiving the news of her unexpected pregnancy, Franciszek convinces her to marry him. He moves his family into a small apartment, enlists as a subject for behavioral research to earn extra income, and, overwhelmed by personal responsibility, takes a leave of absence from his studies in order to find full-time employment. Frustrated by his stalled academic progress and unable to reconcile with the unexpected death of a friend at the research hospital, Franciszek sinks into despair.

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Cast: Stanislaw Latallo, Malgorzata Pritulak, Monika Dzienisiewicz-Olbrychska
Country: Poland
Genre: Drama

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:27:29 | 4.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English, Polish, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

• A Trace (Slad) - documentary
• Music

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:28:33 | 7.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English

• Interview with director Krzysztof Zanussi
• A Trace (Slad), Marcin Latallo's short film about his father, Stanislaw Latallo

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