• A Year of the Quiet Sun (1985)

A Year of the Quiet Sun

Release Date: 1985

PG |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

In post--World War II Poland, American soldier Norman (Scott Wilson) serves as a driver for a United Nations war-crimes commission examining Nazi mass graves. Norman falls in love with war widow Emilia (Maja Komorowska) and, in spite of language and cultural differences, a meaningful romance blossoms between them. But Emilia's loyalty to her ailing mother (Hanna Skarzanka) threatens to separate the couple when Norman finally receives his papers to return home.

Cast: Maja Komorowska, Scott Wilson, Hanna Skarzanka

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Film Polski Film Agency, TeleCulture, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, P.P. Film Polski [pl], Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion [de]

Keywords: Soldier, Moving, House, Love, Mother, Small town, Daughter, 1940s, Sacrifice, Emotional


Nominated Best Foreign Language Film