Identification Marks: None
Poland. 1965. 73 min
Early in the morning in Poland in the time of Gomułka, the communist party leader, Andrzej Leszczyc leaves sleeping Teresa to appear before the draft board. Much to the board’s surprise, he demands immediate enlistment on the grounds that he has just given up ichthyological studies and intends to start an adult life. As he has a few hours left before departure for military service, he returns home, does some shopping and takes the family’s sick dog to the clinic and has him put down. He borrows money from a friend he meets by chance. He meets Barbara on the tram, she immediately seems to him the girl of his life, he goes home to get his suitcases and runs to the station. He looks through the train window and sees Barbara wave him goodbye.
Jerzy Skolimowski’s debut is a combination of short student films made over the 4 years he spent at the Film School in Łódź. Identification Marks: None is the first instalment in the story about Andrzej Leszczyc, played by the director himself.
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