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Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965)

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

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In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes again by the gallows. He's rescued from the Inquisition, meets a cabalist and hears more stories within stories, usually of love. He returns to Venta Quemada, the women await with astonishing news. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 February 1965 (Poland)  »

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O Manuscrito de Saragoça  »

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$3,456 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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$118,971 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Luis Buñuel, who seldom viewed movies more than once, liked this film so much that he saw it three times. See more »

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Alfonse Van Worden: I must have been put to sleep with a potion and taken to the gallows.
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: Then you got under the Zota brothers' gallows?
[he nods]
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: And found them both hanged?
Alfonse Van Worden: Do they, by chance, have the habit of coming down?
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: Very often, usually at night.
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Intertwined tales plucked from novel "Manuscript FOund in Saragossa"
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautifully executed frame tale in the tradition of Decameron and Canterbury tales. the network of stories presented during Napoleonic Wars weaves together the tales and adventures of a young officer Alfons van Worden in the king's Walloon guard on his way to Corduba during the end of the 18th century.This is one of my favorite movies and is a masterpiece of film narrative. the story meshes together the tales of a cast of colorful characters met by the protagonist Alfons van Worden. Top performances from some of Poland's renowned actors and some aspiring actors who owe the success of their later careers in no small part to their performances in this movie.


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