Made as a hybrid production to be aired in the US in 1981 as a longer telefilm, and released in Europe theatrically in an abridged version--this supposed biography of the first Polish leader of the Roman Catholic church actually reduces its central figure to the sidelines, offering instead
a perfunctory (and, at least in this version, confusing) history of 20th century Poland as experienced through the lives of several characters. The abridged version of the film was released on home video in 1998.
1939. After studying Polish literature in college, an unseen Karol Wojtyla becomes involved in a theater group that also includes Wanda (Lisa Harrow) and her brother ...