Zhenia, a Russian-speaking immigrant from the Ukraine enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community as a masseur. Despite their wealth, the residents all share a deep sadness. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the Communist past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia is able to change their lives.
“A magical film. A tour-de-force…of brilliant cinematography.” — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“Malgorzata Szumowska hits a career high in this alluring, atmospheric tale.” — Guy Lodge, Variety
Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska
Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza
Poland, Germany, Netherlands