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Innocent Sorcerers (1960)

Niewinni czarodzieje (original title)
A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

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Andrzej Wajda
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Complete credited cast:
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Bazyli
Krystyna Stypulkowska Krystyna Stypulkowska ... Pelagia
Wanda Koczeska ... Mirka
Kalina Jedrusik ... Journalist
Teresa Szmigielówna ... Nurse Teresa
Zbigniew Cybulski ... Edmund
Roman Polanski ... Dudzio
Andrzej Nowakowski Andrzej Nowakowski ... Musician
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Andrzej Gawronski
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A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes out to see some friends and then rushes madly around the city after her Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Drama | Music | Romance

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The title comes from poetic drama "Dziady" ("Forefathers' Eve") by 'Adam Mickiewicz', which is widely considered the greatest masterpiece of Polish Romantic literature. See more »

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Featured in Fejezetek a film történetéböl: A lengyel film (1990) See more »

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The beginning of a generation
2 February 2005 | by Balthazar-5See all my reviews

This was the first 'mainland European' film I saw as a teenager in the early 60s. I saw it on late-night television and it knocked me out. Later on I saw Wajda's 'Generation' trilogy and could barely believe that this was the same director. I have subsequently seen it on the big screen a couple of times and it remains a favourite from its era. The reason was simply that the creative force behind 'Innocent Sorcerers' is not Wajda but Jerzy Skolimowski.

You only need to take a look at 'Walkover' to see the same callous and alienated attitude of the central character. However, for me, 'Innocent Sorcerers' is a superior film to Skolimowski's earliest directorial works as, through the character of Pelagia, a much greater warmth and meaning is expressed.

Krystyna Stypulkowska makes a perfect Pelagia - coquettish and flirtatious, but still innocent. The exquisite scene of 'tossing the matchbox' is more erotic than all but a handful of 'explicit' sex scenes from modern cinema.

There are few films from Eastern Europe in the Soviet era that ever make you really care about the characters - this is definitely one.


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Polish

Release Date:

17 December 1960 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Nedolžni čarovniki See more »

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P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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