Ballad of the Windscreen Washers


1h 33m 1998

Brief Synopsis

The story of an extended family of Polish emigrees in Rome in the 1980s, who do menial jobs such as windshield washing to make ends meet until their visas come through for a fresh start in Canada. Januscz, the patriarch, disappears only to get involved in a bungled robbery that results in him being

Film Details

Also Known As
Ballata dei Lavavetri, La
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

The story of an extended family of Polish emigrees in Rome in the 1980s, who do menial jobs such as windshield washing to make ends meet until their visas come through for a fresh start in Canada. Januscz, the patriarch, disappears only to get involved in a bungled robbery that results in him being wanted for murder. Dughter Justyna attracts the attention of rapists, while another offspring is seriously disturbed and has visions of the Pope.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ballata dei Lavavetri, La
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Shown at Venezia a Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles, California November 9-14, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at Venezia a Hollywood Film Festival in Los Angeles, California November 9-14, 1998.)