Bearing traces of the old Anton Chekhov play The Wedding, The Contract is set during an “arranged” ceremony. The bride and groom barely know each other, but this matters not at all to their tradition-bound families. At the last minute, the bride balks. Only slightly nonplused, the groom’s father, a status-seeking doctor, decides to go ahead with the expensive reception anyway.
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi. AKA The Contract
Stars: Leslie Caron, Maja Komorowska, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Magdalena Jarosz, Krzysztof Kolberger, Nina Andrycz, Zofia Mrozowska, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Janusz Gajos, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Ignacy Machowski, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Peter Bonke, Irena Byrska, Jolanta Kozak-Sutowicz.
1980 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.