Zbigniew Cybulski-hailed by critics as the Polish James Dean-is perfectly cast as an enigmatic stranger who has a profound impact on a small village in this forgotten classic from behind the Iron Curtain. A handsome stranger jumps off a train and finds his way into town. He claims to have lived in the tiny village during the German occupation, yet no one remembers him. His presence begins to have a strange and permanent effect on the community; he seduces the innocent daughter of his host, and he miraculously cures two sick children. His sway over the villagers seems absolute as he teaches them an entrancing dance called the Salto... until his wife and children show up in town.