The Constant Factor

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The Constant Factor
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Written by Krzysztof Zanussi
Starring Tadeusz Bradecki
Cinematography Sławomir Idziak
Distributed by New Yorker Films (USA)
Release date
May 1980 (premiere at Cannes)
9 March 1983 (USA, limited)
Running time
92 min.
Country Poland
Language Polish
For the algorithmic performance concept 'constant factor', see Big O notation.

The Constant Factor (Polish: Constans) is a 1980 Polish film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It tells the story of a young man struggling to face the death of his mother and harbouring a desire to climb the Himalayas as his father had done.

The film won the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Constant Factor". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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