Poland's own Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a romantic, rock 'n roll, coming-of-age adventure, a '90s Polish Cult classic. Gypsy is behind bars, with only one week to go before he's cut loose. But he's an impulsive kid, and he escapes. Shortly afterwards, he meets and falls madly in love with 16 year old, Agatha. Agatha's father is an Old School Communist control-freak, and orders Agatha to stop seeing her new, low-life, musician boyfriend. Right, Dad. Good luck, Dad. Hijacking Agatha is an intense, thoughtful study of teenaged passion during Poland's cultural upheaval of the early 1990's. Get ready for our lovers' humorous, romantic and risky escapades, and the ultimate price they must pay to keep it real. Great soundtrack by Poland's best-known rock star, S. Krajewski.
More: If there's such a thing as a Polish cult film, Hijacking Agatha is it. Described as that country's answer to our Fast Times at Ridgemont High because of its keen sense of modern teenage angst, and told with both humor and a cool music score (by Polish rock star S. Krajewski). But Agatha is also a thoughtful study of adolescent romance during Poland's cultural upheaval of the early 1990's, and the (mis)use of psychiatric care to repress natural desire. "Includes several elements I've found in many Polish films," wrote one Amazon.com reviewer, "it is unpredictable, quite serious, and not as happy a story as many might prefer. I enjoyed this movie's many twists and turns that kept me guessing, the action kept me on my toes, and its [underlying] messages are more complicated and thought-provoking than the naive themes I find in many American films."