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Four friends studying medecine decide to play a game. The winner leaves for an unnamed city and then meet several colourful figures. This elegant black-and-white film is the third part of the Leszczyc Tetralogy. BARRIER is more symbolic than the other films ot the tetralogy. It is embued of the same themes and milieu, although with a dreamlike atmosphere. The film's somnambulistic quality reappears later in Skolimowski's work, though integrated into its realistic surface. "Our cynical and indifferent generation still possesses romantic aspirations", says one of the characters, a statement that accurately sums up the filmmaker's ambivalent attitude toward life.