Cult science-fiction comedy. Considered the best comedy in the history of Polish cinema.
Over 11 million viewers places the film amongst the top 10 most popular Polish movies.
The second feature film of Juliusz Machulski recipient of many Polish and foreign film festival awards , director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Great performances by Jerzy Stuhr and Olgierd Łukaszewicz.
Two men participate in a scientific experiment – one for profit, the other for science. They are to be frozen for 3 years. But they awake half a century later, in a world where men are entirely extinct as the result of a war. As relics of the past they become extraordinary subjects for study, but their charm begins to remind women what they lost. When they find out they are to undergo a sex-change operation they run away and discover the reality of life beyond the “base”. They sabotage the “breeding facility” and new boys are born.
Juliusz Machulski’s cult comedy, still a blockbuster of Polish cinema is not only a pastiche of the sci-fi genre but also a metaphor for a totalitarian regime, a satire on the reality of martial law in Poland.