A zealous young woman filmmaker attempts to make a documentary about Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer who in the early days of the Communist revolution in Poland was hailed by the State as a national hero for his productivity feats and became as famous as any film star, only to disappear mysteriously from the record books in 1952. The filmmaker is determined to reveal what happened to Birkut and why.
Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Jacek Łomnicki, Michał Tarkowski, Piotr Cieślak, Wiesław Wójcik, Krystyna Zachwatowicz, Magda Teresa Wójcik.
Cinematographer, Edward Klosinski ; editors, Maria Kalinciska, Halina Pruger-Ketling ; original music by Andrzej Korzynski.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976. Special features: theatrical trailer ; Andrzej Walda retrospective.