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Black Cross (1960)

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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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Wladyslaw II. Jagiello - King of Poland and Lithuania
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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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Poland's most spectacular epic with a cast of over 1800 in Eastmancolor and Dyaliscope.


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PLN 33,000,000 (estimated)
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This film was exported to 46 foreign countries. 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 movie you never forget
2 October 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw the German dubbed version of this movie over 20 years ago, when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old. Nonetheless, I have most vivid memories of this movie. This is a rare masterpiece, that sparks every little boys imagination, simply spectacular. I would love to see this movie again but so far no luck finding it on video.


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