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Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965)

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alfonse Van Worden
... Princess Emina
... Donna Frasquetta Salero
... Don Pedro Velasquez
Stanislaw Igar ... Don Gaspar Soarez
... Zibelda
... Don Diego Salero
... Senor Toledo
... Camilla de Tormez
Jadwiga Krawczyk ... Donna Inez Moro
Slawomir Lindner ... Van Worden's father
... Don Lopez Soarez
Miroslawa Lombardo ... Van Worden's mother
... Count Pena Flor
... Don Roque Busqueros
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Storyline

In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes again by the gallows. He's rescued from the Inquisition, meets a cabalist and hears more stories within stories, usually of love. He returns to Venta Quemada, the women await with astonishing news. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 February 1965 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

O Manuscrito de Saragoça  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,456, 23 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$118,971, 12 November 2000
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Luis Buñuel, who seldom viewed movies more than once, liked this film so much that he saw it three times. See more »

Quotes

Alfonse Van Worden: I must have been put to sleep with a potion and taken to the gallows.
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: Then you got under the Zota brothers' gallows?
[he nods]
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: And found them both hanged?
Alfonse Van Worden: Do they, by chance, have the habit of coming down?
Donna Rebecca Uzeda: Very often, usually at night.
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Solving of the mystery
27 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I last saw this film at the Electric Cinema Club in Portobello Rd London over 25 years ago, yet it had such an impact on me I can still remember it clearly and with great affection. It certainly is a film that can on each viewing reveal something new. Does anyone know if it would be available on video? After 25+ years of thinking about it I may be able to solve the mystery.


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