In the TV film Polon­aise, traffic jams have grown into a phenom­enon in which traffic jam call girls, hair­dressers and photog­ra­phers enliven the endless delays. The film follows a number of people in a jam on the A5. The central char­acter is a Pole in an expen­sive Saab Convert­ible, who is wanted by the police. A red Panda carries the heavily preg­nant Hilde and her cynical sister. Hilde is worried because she has not seen her friend anymore after a quarrel. In an old Saab, a young couple is bick­ering. She is a yuppie cunt’ who stakes her marriage for a parking licence and is tired of her husband smoking dope. Charlie the music promoter is driving his son’s car. He likes traffic jams, because they allow him to settle his deals undis­turbed and meet his secret love, the traffic jam call girl Nena. While the char­ac­ters are confronted with each other and them­selves more and more, tension rises to a peak. A radio pirate connects the story lines with his chatter.

Title: Polonaise
Year: 2002
Duration : 1 hour, 22 minutes
Category: Long TV drama
Edition: NFF 2002

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