After a research journey in Europe and Asia, director Jerzy Grotowski sets up one of the most influential theater laboratories in one of the most unexpected places - the city of Opole in Poland. At the Acropolis, the vision of the "poor theater" - theater in its naked form - crystallizes flesh and shape and reaches maturity. In a space that surrounds the crowd, Grotowski builds a prison camp of blood and sweat, a place of brutality and sincerity. A defining moment that takes place only a few kilometers from the Auschwitz concentration camp.