A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected.
Nowak, a Polish specialist, brings several workmen to London for them to give inexpensive labor for a government standard centered there. Nowak (Irons) has as they experience the tempations of the West and isolation and divorce from their loved ones to control the guys and also the undertaking. Nowak is the only one and he employs this being an instrument over his group. If the unrest in Poland leads to an army takeover, Nowak is faced with an infinitely more difficult circumstance than he envisioned.
Developed and made out of a appropriate for the November 1981 military clampdown on Skolimowski’s native Poland, this picture is really a trendy and usually oblique reply. Displacement rather than confrontation may be the key, using a group of Polish builders busy upgrading their supervisor’ Birmingham household when the guitar drops at home. Irons plays their head, the only English speaker, who’s required right into a parody of labour associations that are twisted when he chooses to hide the news headlines from his co workers. However the inclination towards allegory is offset by an alienated perspective of the British daily round: a farcical and unique mixture of shoplifting, deception and annoyance. The effect is much as ‘them’ about ‘us’; and takes its quietly unsettling, generally greatly hilarious, flipside to Wajdais men of iron and marble.