Cinema: Polish Anarchy

Eve Wants to Sleep (Film Polski; Edward Harrison) begins in a dark alley; a man is clubbed to the pavement and his briefcase stolen. So far, so bloody; then the thief walks a few steps down the alley, a gas pipe thuds musically on a skull, and the mugger himself lies mugged. The new thief happily examines the briefcase—until a knife glints in the uncertain light. He gives the loot to the latest blackguard, when suddenly . . .

Suddenly the viewer realizes that it is he who has been led up an alley....

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