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The Devil (1972)
"Diabel" (original title)

 |  Drama, Horror  |  1972 (Poland)
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During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »

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Malgorzata Braunek ...
Bride
Michal Grudzinski ...
Ezechiel
Iga Mayr ...
Mother of Jakub
Bozena Miefiodow ...
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Monika Niemczyk
Anna Parzonka ...
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Wojciech Pszoniak
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Leszek Teleszynski ...
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During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father's death and his girlfriend's betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless and gory killings. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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Surreal and demented.
14 April 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The action of "Diabel" takes place in January 1793 during the year Prussian troops entered Poland.The Devil(brilliant Wojciech Pszoniak clad entirely in black) goes the prison of the monastery and takes a young nobleman Jakub(Leszek Teleszyński)along with a nun.Would-be regicide,clearly stunned by torture Jakub comes back in the company of a nun to see his family,but a meeting with parents,siblings,a friend and his girlfriend only intensifies obsession and bloodlust.The stranger gives him the razor to and tells "cleanse." James decides to settle accounts with their loved ones who have plunged into debauchery and moral betrayal and is losing the feeling of reality."Diabel" was banned by Polish communist regime during 1972-1988.It features some wonderfully surreal scenes and there is plenty of sleaze and bloody violence to enjoy.The castration with a rusty razor blade will certainly upset some male viewers.8 out of 10.


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