The Conductor

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A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the US ties up with the world- renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out he was once in love with violinist's mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for both personal and professional reasons.

  1. Andrzej Wajda


  2. Andrzej Kijowski


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    John Lasocki

  2. Krystyna Janda

    Krystyna Janda


  3. Andrzej Seweryn

    Andrzej Seweryn

    Adam Pietryk

  4. Jan Ciecierski

    ojciec Marty

  5. Tadeusz Czechowski

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The Conductor
The Conductor


Original Title Dyrygent

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 14, 1982
    Theatrical (limited)


  • September 28, 1980


Original Language Polish

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -



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