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.
During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.
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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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