The Contract

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The Contract

The Contract

Release Date: November 17, 1980

Year    :   1980
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Polish Corporation for Film Production, Film Polski, PRF "Zespol Filmowy"
Director    :   Krzysztof Zanussi
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Writers    :   Krzysztof Zanussi
RunTime    :   114 mins.

Bearing traces of the old Anton Chekhov play The Wedding, The Contract is set during an "arranged" ceremony. The bride and groom barely know each other, but this matters not at all to their tradition-bound families. At the last minute, the bride balks. Only slightly nonplused, the groom's father, a status-seeking doctor, decides to go ahead with the expensive reception anyway. Polish director Krzysz Zanussi uses this scenario to stick it to capitalist corruption, and to society's destruction of the individual spirit. Leslie Caron, the one recognizable member of the cast, is outstanding as a wealthy, over-the-hill ballerina who happens to be a kleptomaniac.

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