This riveting historical drama from director/co-writer Jerzy Kawalerowicz ("Mother Joan of the Angels") depicts the rise and fall of Gabriel Narutowicz (Zdzislaw Mrozewski), the first elected president of the Republic of Poland. As Poland's independence is asserted after World War I, Narutowicz is chosen to lead the nation, but opposing factions take extreme and tragic action. Marek Walczewski, Henryk Bista co-star. 145 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Polish; Subtitles: English; biographies. In Polish with English subtitles.