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"Potop" (original title)

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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.

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Andrzej Kmicic
Malgorzata Braunek ...
Olenka Billewiczówna
Tadeusz Lomnicki ...
Kazimierz Wichniarz ...
Wladyslaw Hancza ...
Janusz Radziwill
Leszek Teleszynski ...
Boguslaw Radziwill
Ryszard Filipski ...
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Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ...
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Franciszek Pieczka ...
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Leslaw Janicki ...
Damian Kiemlicz
Waclaw Janicki ...
Kosma Kiemlicz
Bruno O'Ya ...
Józwa Butrym
Wlodzimierz Bednarski ...
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Bogusz Bilewski ...
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Andrzej Kozak ...
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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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Good flick about Swedish/Polish war in 17th Century.
16 March 2002 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Potop( the Deluge, in English) is also a story of betrayal by some of the Nobles of Poland who side with Sweden. It is also one part of Henryk Sienkiewicz's Trilogy; the others, also filmed by Hoffman: Pan Wolodyjowski (Colonel Wolodyjowski) and, Ogniem i Mieczem (With Fire and Sword) were released in 1969, and 1999, respectively.

I have been able to find these movies for sale in the US, although they're in Polish, with English subtitles, at Polish import shops, however, I've been unable to find DVDs.

This movie, as well as the other two mentioned, have some violent scenes, but the violence depicted is not unusual for the time period, and such violence was no stranger to Western European counties such as France, Spain and England.

Potop is a very good action flick based on historical events, see it if you can.


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