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The Deluge (1974)

Potop (original title)
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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Jerzy Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Olbrychski ... Andrzej Kmicic
Malgorzata Braunek ... Olenka Billewiczówna
Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Michal Wolodyjowski
Kazimierz Wichniarz ... Jan Onufry Zagloba
Wladyslaw Hancza ... Janusz Radziwill
Leszek Teleszynski ... Boguslaw Radziwill
Ryszard Filipski ... Soroka
Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ... Aunt Kulwiecówna
Franciszek Pieczka ... Kiemlicz
Leslaw Janicki Leslaw Janicki ... Damian Kiemlicz
Waclaw Janicki Waclaw Janicki ... Kosma Kiemlicz
Bruno O'Ya ... Józwa Butrym
Wlodzimierz Bednarski Wlodzimierz Bednarski ... Zend
Bogusz Bilewski ... Kulwiec-Hippocentaurus
Andrzej Kozak Andrzej Kozak ... Rekuc Leliwa
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Storyline

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. Polish colonels Andrzej Kmicic and Michal Wolodyjowski turn from foes to friends and together they fight against traitors, renegade Polish nobles and Swedish invaders. Written by nufs68

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Based on a novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.


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Country:

Poland | Soviet Union

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

14 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deluge See more »

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Budget:

PLN 100,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Large parts of the film was shot in the Soviet Union, in the environs of Minsk they built Wodokty, Wolomontowicza and Lubicz and many of the battle scenes were filmed in Kiev, in the basin of the Dniepr River. See more »

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Follows Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969) See more »

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Another masterwork of Jerzy Hoffman
30 June 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

A highly recommended great patriotic film, 4 hours long but still a real feast for all lovers of novels by Sienkiewicz. This is truly a deep insight into the terrible beast that is war. Bravery, cowardice, romanticism, cruelty, friendship, blood - all is here, and all add to the masterpiece of Mr. Hoffman. Pay attention to the excellent play of the main hero, Adam Kmicic, mastered by the national Polish star Daniel Olbrychski. You feel both empathy and sympathy to him in all his heroic and tragic endeavors, yet he perseveres and wins in the end. This is a film not only for Poles or Russians (this movie was and is a great success in my homeland), but if you are interested in the 17th's century history and the events of the Swedish attack on Poland, this is the story for you.


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