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The Deluge (1974)

Potop (original title)
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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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. Polish colonels Andrzej Kmicic and Michal Wolodyjowski turn from foes to friends and together they fight against traitors, renegade Polish nobles and Swedish invaders. Written by nufs68

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Based on a novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.


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14 May 1975 (USA)  »

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PLN 100,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Twenty three thousand costumes and thousands of artifacts were procured. A huge clumbrine cannon, an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles, was cast in Eblong's Zamech works. See more »

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Follows Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969) See more »

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Another masterwork of Jerzy Hoffman
30 June 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

A highly recommended great patriotic film, 4 hours long but still a real feast for all lovers of novels by Sienkiewicz. This is truly a deep insight into the terrible beast that is war. Bravery, cowardice, romanticism, cruelty, friendship, blood - all is here, and all add to the masterpiece of Mr. Hoffman. Pay attention to the excellent play of the main hero, Adam Kmicic, mastered by the national Polish star Daniel Olbrychski. You feel both empathy and sympathy to him in all his heroic and tragic endeavors, yet he perseveres and wins in the end. This is a film not only for Poles or Russians (this movie was and is a great success in my homeland), but if you are interested in the 17th's century history and the events of the Swedish attack on Poland, this is the story for you.


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