The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 (2012)
"11 settembre 1683" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  12 October 2012 (Poland)
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In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eleanor, Duchess of Lorraine
Leopold I
Rosa Cristofori
Marius Chivu ...
Charles V Duke of Lorraine
Giorgio Lupano ...
Count von Starhemberg
Marcin Kazimierz Katski
Jerzy Franciszek Kulczycki
Mikolaj Adam Sieniawski
Jakub 'Fanfan' Sobieski
Stefan Iancu ...
Kara Mustafa's son


In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.

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Rated R for war violence | See all certifications »

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12 October 2012 (Poland)  »

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Day of the Siege  »

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€12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Marco D'Aviano: [Speaking to the council] Your Majesties, Excellencies, I am only a poor monk. I know nothing of strategies or plans of attack. But I do know that Vienna represents the survival of Christianity. I know that if you have faith, you will win. If you remain united, you will win. So if the King of Poland says he knows how to win this battle, let him explain it to us.
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Great Casting, Poor Results
13 April 2013 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Oh, what can I really say here? I love the history of great battles and the Polish events of the 17th century, Jan Sobieski was a distinguished king and a great warrior, and the very topic of Kara Mustapha and the peak of Ottoman Empire's power in Europe all seem to be very exiting topics to make a great film about. Did the filmmakers succeed? No. Why? First, and foremost, extremely poor special effects. They are so naive, amateurish and so obviously bad, that even a mere kid can immediately say that this is drawn, this is computerized and this was very sloppily assembled on a very simply software. Shame. The worst moment? he very battle, of course. My, it is so caricature, so unassumingly badly done, so fast and hasted, that one can marvel with a mouth open. Terribly poor effects and very laughable attacks recall all the great previous Polish movies on war, but here the battle simply sinks. Even the great casting cannot help. All the stars seem to be a bit lost and absent, with only two great exceptions - Adamczyk and Abraham - they did a marvelous job. But they did not save the poor film from a fail. Immense failure.

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