Michael Tartarek, Elzbieta Okupska
Father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping up tiles.
A girl in a bikini tempts the hero on the snowy slopes of the Matterhorn.
A forest full of the dead and Niagara falling onto a cathedral altar.
These are the visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved one in a car crash. A national tragedy imposes on a personal one. It is 2010, a Biblical year for Poland with floods, fires, landslides and the catastrophe of the presidential plane being torn apart in mysterious circumstances along with the nation’s elite, 96 people on board.
Adam gives up his job as a professor of literature to work at a supermarket checkout. Yet all he wants is to sleep, escaping from his painful reality. For him the only text to read in these hard times is Divine Comedy. And it is Dante’s masterpiece that brings back some meaning to Adam’s life...