From a Night Porter’s Point of View

(Z Punktu Widzenia Nocnego Portiera)




Portrait of a factory porter , a fanatic of strict discipline, who extends his power even into his personal life as he tries to control everybody and everything in the belief that ‘rule are more important than people. That means when a man doesn’t obey the rules,’ he says, ‘you could say he’s a goner. Children also have to confrom to the rules and adults who live on this earth, for whom this beautiful world has been created. I reckon you’ve got to have capital punishment. Simply hang him [the culprit]. Publicly. Tens, hundreds of people would see it.’

35mm colour - 16 mins 52 secs