A directorial debut of Grzegorz Królikiewicz showing his theory about film space beyond film frame. Thanks to using special film frame features, the viewer can also interpret what’s going on beyond it. The film awakes incredibly strong and extreme emotions.
The 1930s, the suburbs of Cracow. In a local rundown bar Maria meets Jan. They marry. They’re forever grappling to make end meet, have to put up with humiliation and make many unsuccessful attempts to find any job. The spouses start sinking deeper into depression and despite their will to work the family treats them as freeloaders. Their self-esteem is totally destroyed. Consequently, they make a tragic decision. They murder a postman and two old people. The stolen money lets them to live in luxury for several hours. Soon, they get arrested and the atmosphere in the court is full of hatred. In their testimonies they attempt to describe their hopeless existence. It turns out that a couple of murderers is also a couple of people who love each other. Both try to take the blame to save the other one from death penalty.