The Contract

(1980)
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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.

  1. Krzysztof Zanussi

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Maja Komorowska

    Maja Komorowska

    Dorota, Adam's Wife

  2. Tadeusz Łomnicki

    Tadeusz Łomnicki

    Adam Ostoja-Okedzki

  3. Krzysztof Kolberger

    Krzysztof Kolberger

    Piotr Ostoja-Okedzki

  4. Zofia Mrozowska

    Maria

  5. Magdalena Jarosz

    Lilka Bartoszuk

Full Cast & Crew

The Contract

Facts

Original Title Kontrakt

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 3, 1982
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Polish

Runtime 1h 54m

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