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Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969)

Pan Wolodyjowski (original title)
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.

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Jerzy Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Michal Wolodyjowski
Magdalena Zawadzka ... Basia
Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski ... Onufry Zagloba
Hanka Bielicka ... Makowiecka
Barbara Brylska ... Krzysia Drohojowska
Irena Karel ... Ewa Nowowiejska
Jan Nowicki ... Ketling Hassling of Elgin
Daniel Olbrychski ... Azja Tuhaj-Bejowicz
Marek Perepeczko ... Adam Nowowiejski
Mariusz Dmochowski ... Jan Sobieski
Wladyslaw Hancza ... Nowowiejski
Gustaw Lutkiewicz ... Lusnia
Tadeusz Schmidt ... Snitko
Andrzej Szczepkowski ... Bishop Lanckoronski
Leonard Andrzejewski ... Halim
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Storyline

In 1668 the Ottoman Empire decides to attack and invade the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth which is one of the few major European powers to still stand in the destructive path of the Ottomans.Having recently retired to a monastery,Polish Colonel Michael Wolodyjowski is no longer in active duty.However,the Polish king,Jan Sobieski knows that Colonel Wolodyjowski is an able commander and sends for him,recalling him to active duty.Joining his old comrades in arms,including the English noble Ketling Hassling of Elgin, Colonel Wolodyjowski takes command of the Polish defenses on the Eastern Frontier.He prepares for the arrival of the invading Ottoman armies and Tatar Hordes and waits.The fate of Christian Europe lies in his hands. Written by nufs68

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Based on a novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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Adventure | History | War

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Country:

Poland | Soviet Union

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

28 March 1969 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Colonel Wolodyjowski See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakhchisarai, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Budget:

PLN40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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During the scene where a powder store is blown up, in Part 2 of the film, a motor vehicle can clearly be seen moving upon a road in the background. See more »

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Certainly not the best but still very good
30 June 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

Out of three films made by Mr. Hoffman (Potop, Ogniem i Mieczem, Pan Wolodyjowski) upon the trilogy of Henryk Sienkiewicz, this film is probably the weakest. Strange to notice that this book is the last in the trilogy but was filmed first, so Hoffman preserved this backward method to the end. I only wish he could make new versions of this and Potop films as well! Anyway, Pan Wolodyjowski is a fine portrayal of the 17th century Poland, its wars against Tatars and other nomadic armies. What makes this film so brilliant is the superb battle scene shooting, graphical yet not so unbearable violence and clear patriotic (some may call it nationalistic) sentiment towards Poland. As I wrote, this is not the best film in the series, but try to watch them all three and see how well Hoffman did his job.


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