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Moonlighting 15 rating

When martial law is declared back home, a Polish builder (Jeremy Irons) decides not to tell his colleagues in Jerzy Skolimowski's Cannes-winning drama.

Drama 1982 97 mins

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski



Skolimowski rarely tackled overtly political subjects, but the December 1981 declaration of martial law in Poland inspired one of his most heartfelt films. Only one member of a group of Polish builders in London understands English, and Nowak (Irons) deliberately withholds the news from his colleagues lest it affect productivity. Working illegally, they have to keep their heads down anyway.