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With Fire and Sword (1999)
"Ogniem i mieczem" (original title)

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An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

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Helena Kurcewiczówna
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Jan Skrzetuski
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Jurko Bohun
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Ewa Wisniewska ...
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Horpyna
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Tuhaj-Bej
Marek Kondrat ...
Gustaw Holoubek ...
Kisiel
Andrzej Kopiczynski ...
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In 1648 a Cossack rebellion in the Ukraine threatens the sovereignty of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth over the Cossack nation. The Cossack rebellion also known as the Khmelnytsky Uprising is pitting the Cossack nation and its Crimean Tatar allies against the forces sent by the Polish king John II Casimir. Polish Colonel Michal Wolodyjowski is leading a squadron of Polish cavalry.Traitors,assassins and spies are everywhere. Against the backdrop of the uprising, a Polish knight Skrzetuski and a Cossack leader Bohun fall in love with the same young beautiful woman, Helena. Their rivalry becomes the symbol of Polish-Ukrainian struggle. Written by nufs68

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The Tartar leader Tukhay-Bey (Daniel Olbrychski) bears an undeniable family resemblance with his son Azja in Pan Wolodyjowski (1969) movie, basing on other part of Sienkiewicz's trilogy. In fact, Azja was played by the same Daniel Olbrychski, 30 years younger. See more »

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romance & war drama
26 February 1999 | by (Rzeszow, Poland) – See all my reviews

Mostly for Polish viewers, some basic knowledge of 17th century Poland may be helpful if you want to understand the movie. It's about the rebellion of Ukrainian Cossacks against their lords - Polish nobility (it was before tsars conquered Ukraine). Polish prince Jeremi Wisniowiecki fights them with extreme atrocity but when they ally with Tatars, is forced to withdraw to the fortress of Zbaraz. These events form a background for the love between one of Polish commanders and girl he meets while carrying out some emissary mission for the prince. The movie is based on the novel "With Fire and Sword" (orig. "Ogniem i mieczem") by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Nobel award for "Quo Vadis"). This book is the first part of a trilogy, other parts have also been filmed. I think it's important to read the novel and see all mentioned movies - "The Deluge" (orig. "Potop") and "Pan Michael" (orig. "Pan Wolodyjowski").


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