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.
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.
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A tale of a young impoverished nobleman, who with his uncle returns from a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. He falls in love with a beautiful woman and pledges an oath to bring her "three trophies" from the Teutonic Knights.Written by
This is movie made in 1960. It features REAL extras numbering at least 35 000 people. How many American movies have that many extras to start with??? 2 people DIED in making of this movie, because the battle is so realistic. It has excellent plot, begging for a remake by Spielberg, Soderberg or Petersen! Or Mel Gibson :)
It's based on a novel by NOBEL prize winning writer Sienkiewicz. He is only matched by Robert Graves of "I, Claudius". The costumes are realistic. The locations are accurate. This was about one of 10 battles defining the destiny of the world, yet because, it's in Eastern Europe it's downplayed by the West, which is arrogant and proud of its ignorance, lol. As if it was something to brag about ;)
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