|Jerzy Radziwilowicz||Maciej Tomczyk/Mateusz Birkut|
|Irene Byrska||Matka Hulrwicz|
|Wieslawa Kosmalska||Wieslawa Hulewicz|
|Andrzej Seweryn||Kapt. Wirski|
|Boguslaw Sobczuk||Redaktor TV|
In the sequel to Polish dissident filmmaker Andrzej Wajda's ''Man of Marble,'' alcoholic television reporter Winkiel is assigned by Communist Party bosses the task of discrediting the Gdansk shipyard strikers, particularly charismatic worker Tomczyk and his politically detained filmmaker wife, Agnieszka . The film is set against Poland's emergent Solidarity labor movement, and includes scenes filmed during actual labor strikes.