Krzysztof Kieslowski describes three possible destinies for a young man (Boguslaw Linda) running to catch a train. This 1981 feature is a massive, highly detailed fresco of post-martial-law Poland, with interesting asides on the church, Polish Jewry, etc. The performances are uniformly excellent. Yet somehow this seems strangely hollow; all three of the hero's “journeys” through Polish society are rather predictable, and a strong internal dynamic might have created more tension between the individual stories. Part of the problem might be that, even at 120 minutes, it strains to say too much. In Polish with subtitles.