One of the best Polish directors, Krzysztof Zanussi, fell short of the mark with this soulless examination of the days preceding the German invasion of Poland. Sands and Soutendijk are a recently married couple--he a Uruguayan of German-English extraction, she a Briton. In Poland to look
after some family business concerns, they visit the country estate of a friend, where Soutendijk is thrown from a horse and nearly dies. She recovers physically, but is mentally scarred, a situation which Sands only makes worse with his cruelty. As Soutendijk's condition deteriorates, Sands finds
that his factory is involved with Germany's plans to conquer Poland. It is almost impo...