"Man on the Tracks"
Directed by Andrzej Munk
Using a disjointed structure with conflicting
versions of the same story, Munk spins a tale about an engine driver found
slumped across train tracks in the middle of the night. Different
characters who knew the man take part in the investigation of his death,
each relating their own interpretation. Was it suicide? Sabotage? Was he
an eccentric? A regular Joe? Just as the characters examine the mystery,
this classic of anti-Stalinism uses the story to examine the issues and
problems of 1950's Poland. Screen adaptation
of a short story by J.S. Stawinski. 90 minutes.