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A Year of the Quiet Sun

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Director  Krzysztof Zanussi
Music director  Wojciech Kilar
Country  Poland Germany United States
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance, War
Screenplay  Krzysztof Zanussi
Writer  Krzysztof Zanussi
Language  Polish English
A Year of the Quiet Sun movie poster
Release date  September, 1984 (premiere at VFF) 25 February 1985 (Poland)
Initial release  February 25, 1985 (Poland)
Cast  Maja Komorowska (Emilia), Scott Wilson (Norman), Hanna Skarzanka (Emilia's mother), Ewa Dalkowska (Stella), Vadim Glowna (Herman), Danny Webb (David)
Similar movies  Related Krzysztof Zanussi movies

In postWorld 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 Emilias loyalty to her ailing mother (Hanna Skarzanka) threatens to separate the couple when Norman finally receives his papers to return home.

A Year of the Quiet Sun movie scenes

A Year of the Quiet Sun (Polish: ) is a 1984 Polish film written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It tells the story of a romance between a Polish refugee and an American soldier.

The film was nominated for 1986s Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. At the Venice Film Festival, the film was awarded the Golden Lion and Pasinetti Awards.

Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. Somehow the mother but not Emilia knows that there will only be one ticket. Realising that Emilia would never abandon her, the mother secretly throws away the daily doses given her by Emilia - and dies


  • Maja Komorowska as Emilia
  • Scott Wilson as Norman
  • Hanna Skarzanka as Emilias Mother
  • Ewa Dalkowska as Stella
  • Vadim Glowna as Herman
  • Daniel Webb as David
  • Zbigniew Zapasiewicz as Szary
  • Zofia Rysiowna as Interpreter
  • Janusz Gajos as Moonlighter
  • Jerzy Stuhr as Adzio
  • Gustaw Lutkiewicz as Bakery Owner
  • Marek Kondrat as Malutki
  • Jerzy Nowak as English Doctor
  • References

    A Year of the Quiet Sun Wikipedia
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