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Countess Cosel (1968)

Hrabina Cosel (original title)
"The Countess Cosel" is based on the true story of the beautiful Anna Constantia von Brockdorff, a German noblewoman who became mistress of Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerzy Antczak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jadwiga Baranska ... Anna Cosel
Mariusz Dmochowski ... August II
Stanislaw Jasiukiewicz ... Zaklika
Daniel Olbrychski ... Charles XII
Ignacy Gogolewski ... Friedrich Kyan
Stanislaw Milski ... Count Furstenberg
Henryk Borowski ... Count Hoym
Wladyslaw Hancza ... General Schulenburg
Krystyna Chmielewska Krystyna Chmielewska ... Marianne Denhoff
Mieczyslaw Kalenik ... Lieutenant La Haye
Maria Homerska Maria Homerska ... Christine Eberhardine
Wladyslaw Dewoyno ... Holder
Andrzej Krasicki ... Furstenberg's Secretary
Leon Niemczyk ... Count Lecherenne
Józef Nowak ... Count Lagnasco
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Storyline

"The Countess Cosel" is based on the true story of the beautiful Anna Constantia von Brockdorff, a German noblewoman who became mistress of Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony in 1704. Against the backdrop of life at Augustus' court the movie follows the arrival at Dresden of 24-year-old Anna Constantia von Brockdorff, who is an inordinately beautiful and scrupulously devout young married woman; her romance with the king and her "ten year reign" as his mistress - a role she consents to in the belief that she has won the king's love and commitment; and finally, her heartbreak, disillusion and struggle against him. The conflict between Anna and the king arises from the fact that Anna takes seriously not only the relationship, but the written promise of marriage which she manages to secure from him during their courtship. Neither the relationship nor the contract is held in much esteem by Augustus, who replaces her, as he has always done, with another mistress, as ...

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

6 September 1968 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Cosel See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 parts) (TV)

Color:

Black and White (TV version)| Color (theatrical release)
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Alternate Versions

Apart from the theatrical version there is also a black & white edition cut for television. It contains three parts and is only five minutes longer than the version previously shown in theaters. It was first aired in April 1969 and then repeated many times. See more »

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