Andrzej Wajda Retrospective
The Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana)
(dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1974), 169 mins.
When ambitious Polish aristocrat Karol Borowiecki (Daniel Olbrychski) decides to open his own textile factory, he recruits two enterprising friends, Jewish businessman Moryc Welt (Wojciech Pszoniak) and German industrial heir Maks Baum (Andrzej Seweryn), to begin the new venture. Unfortunately, Karol's affair with Lucy Zuckerowa (Kalina Jedrusik), the wife of a business rival, threatens to derail the trio's attempts at establishing their own company.