In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.
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.
In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.
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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
If you love war epics, great sword work, and quirky characters, this
movie is unbelievably good. They must have poured an incredible amount
of money into the costuming, as well, because the entire production
looked amazing. The film's length wore on me at times, but I loved
those characters so much that I almost didn't want the film to end. If
you don't like bloodshed, then don't watch a freakin' war movie. But if
you do, you will not be disappointed by this film in the least. The
battle sequences are at times stunning and all beautifully coordinated.
I can't think of a single fight that didn't just completely kick
As for the yum factor, the bad guy Bohun is incredibly hot. He's like a
Cossack Heathcliff. Both he and the "good guy" (there really aren't any
good guys in this film) were droolable. The Princess was lovely, but
too clean for all her adventures. That was the only real Hollywoodism
of which the film can be convicted.
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