Directed by Andrzej Wajda. With Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka. At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.