the multilateral motionpicture of interpersonal relations, the inhabitants of one Silesian tenement house, where Polish, Silesian and German relations collide, inter-war and post-war sadness, Nazism and a feeling of Stalinism collide, and sex-appeal with passion without cover.the film is an æsthetic tinsel, a treat, but probably not the Happiness to which we'll be coming back for years. Still appreciating the director's ambitions and their effect.
Karolina Gruszka played Rose and it's difficult to take your eyes off the character. Purely external beauty would not do the whole thing, but Rose radiates a strange kinogenic glow, a kind of internal light, which is innocence itself, carefree, pure charm. Alluring, perfumed, in a satin dressing gown, with a glass of wine in her hand she teaches residents of the tenement house how to dance. she gives them a smile, she is not demoralized at all, only beautiful. Beautiful, mysterious and wise.
When asked by a Gestapo officer about her profession, she answers without hesitation: "I am the happiness of the world." (Szczęście świata)
"Szczęście świata" gives viewers a rare kind of relaxation from ready-made theses or documentary things..A separate island of pleasure in Polish cinema. Imperfect, but unique in its own way.