An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.

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Barbara Niechcic
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Bogumil Niechcic
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Lucjan Kociell
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Agnieszka Niechcic
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Jan Lada
Zbigniew Koczanowicz ...
Szymszel
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Daniel Ostrzenski
Ilona Kusmierska ...
Emilka Niechcic
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Jadwiga Ostrzenska
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Janusz Ostrzenski
Kazimierz Mazur ...
Tomasz Niechcic
Zdzislaw Mrozewski ...
Leon Woynarowski
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Joachim Ostrzenski
Barbara Rachwalska ...
Julka, servant
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Anzelm Ostrzenski
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An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.

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(12 episodes) (TV) | (part 1) (PAL) | (part 2) (PAL) | (2 parts) (PAL)

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Realism on an epic scale
23 October 2010 | by (Hudson Highlands, United States) – See all my reviews

"Noce I dnie" (Days and Nights) is the film version of a major Polish novelist Maria Dabrowska's (1889-1965) best novel of the same title. It was published in 1932-34. The novel grew out of nineteenth century realism but the author's work is on an epic scale in its genre and language. The film is a close reading of what Dabrowska wrote. I know of no English translation of the novel yet. The DVD we saw had no English titles however I can't imagine rendering into English the author's linguistic inventions. The author created a language from what was commonly spoken and enriched it by an extensive knowledge of how the language developed over time. This is how the poet Julian Przybos described Dabrowska's linguistic contribution.


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