The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (Polish: Sanatorium pod klepsydrą) is a 1973 Polish film directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has. It is an adaptation of Bruno Schulz‘s story collection Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
Set in pre- World War II era. A young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a sanatorium. But the place is going to ruin and recalls a lot of memories from the past. He is beset by soldiers from the past, colonial black mercenaries, girls from his early life, and his parents. It is an interior adventure, with unusual atmospheric flair and extraordinary sets.
Among all the tales there is one,
which you haven’t heard
and which the night reclaimed long ago.
Have you enough patience to listen to it?