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Black Cross (1960)
"Krzyzacy" (original title)

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In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.

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Urszula Modrzynska ...
Jagienka Zychówna
Grazyna Staniszewska ...
Danusia
Andrzej Szalawski ...
Jurand of Spychów
Henryk Borowski ...
Siegfried de Löwe
Aleksander Fogiel ...
Macko of Bogdaniec
Mieczyslaw Kalenik ...
Zbyszko of Bogdaniec
Emil Karewicz ...
Wladyslaw II. Jagiello - King of Poland and Lithuania
Tadeusz Kosudarski ...
Bother Rotgier
Lucyna Winnicka ...
Duchess Anna Danuta of Masovia
Tadeusz Bialoszczynski ...
Duke Janusz I Mazowiecki
Mieczyslaw Voit ...
Kuno von Liechtenstein
Janusz Strachocki ...
Konrad von Jungingen
Stanislaw Jasiukiewicz ...
Ulrich von Jungingen
Leon Niemczyk ...
Fulko de Lorche
Zbigniew Skowronski ...
Tolima
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A tale of a young impoverished nobleman, who with his uncle returns from a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. He falls in love with a beautiful woman and pledges an oath to bring her "three trophies" from the Teutonic Knights. Written by Anonymous

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January 1962 (USA)  »

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PLN 33,000,000 (estimated)
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The biggest blockbuster and box-office success in the history of Polish cinema. In the year of its premiere it was seen by almost every Polish citizen. See more »

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Several knights can be seen wearing sneakers beneath the armor, although at the time the film is set, these were not available. See more »

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Referenced in 1409. Afera na zamku Bartenstein (2005) See more »

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A breathtaking masterpiece
19 December 2000 | by (Krakow, Poland) – See all my reviews

The best historical movie ever set in Middle Ages. After 40 years it is still unbeatable. There is no single minute without action and no chance of getting bored. The film, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz, was seen by over 30 million Poles and is a must for historical movie fan. Many scenes hit a viewer with power and skill but nothing beats the battle of Grunwald sequence, which lasts almost 20 minutes. Every Hollywood film lacks such sequence. No detail is bit of absurd as it sometimes happens in American movies. Actors are at their peak, especially Andrzej Szalawski(Jurand) who plays his best role. Absolutely worth of seeing.


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