Writer-director Dariusz Gajewski adopts a storytelling style similar to Robert Altman's in Short Cuts. A traffic accident becomes the point of intersection for the lives of numerous unrelated characters: a young female runaway and the macho orphan who protects her, a tough hitchhiker who's dumped her boyfriend and taken up with a handsome but dangerous stranger, and a desperate father scouring the capital for his missing daughter. The wistful film is graced with comic touches and an ending redolent of Polish romanticism. In Polish with subtitles. 2003, 104 min.