On a grey, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, STRANGER THINGS), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness which the attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands mysteriously heal. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of simpler times. Until... well, we won't spoil it! The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (ELLES, IN THE NAME OF) and her longtime collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class and immigration, shot through with Lynchian touches.
Director: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Cast: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza
Running Time: 113 minutes