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The Story of Sin (1975)

Dzieje grzechu (original title)
R | | Drama | 3 June 1975 (Poland)
The teenage girl, Ewa is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man, Lukasz moves in and they fall in ... See full summary »

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk

Writers:

Stefan Zeromski (novel) (as Stefana Zeromskiego), Walerian Borowczyk (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grazyna Dlugolecka ... Ewa
Jerzy Zelnik ... Lukasz
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Count Zygmunt Szczerbic
Roman Wilhelmi ... Antoni Pochron
Marek Walczewski ... Plaza-Splawski
Karolina Lubienska Karolina Lubienska ... Mrs. Pobratynska
Zdzislaw Mrozewski ... Mr. Pobratynski
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Priest Jutkiewicz
Mieczyslaw Voit ... Count Cyprian Bodzanta
Marek Bargielowski ... Adolf Horst
Jadwiga Chojnacka ... Leoska
Wladyslaw Hancza ... Dr. Wielgosinski
Jolanta Szemberg Jolanta Szemberg ... Aniela
Boguslaw Sochnacki
Janusz Zakrzenski ... Editor of 'Tygodnik Naukowy'
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Storyline

The teenage girl, Ewa is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man, Lukasz moves in and they fall in love. He is trying to get a divorce but is denied by local church people. They live together after he is wounded in a duel, and then he takes off for Rome to get a divorce. She has a child and drowns it. She hears that he has been imprisoned in Rome so she goes there only to find out that he has been released. In her wanderings through France and Germany she finds out that her lover has married a rich woman and gone back to Poland. She gets involved with two con men who use her to trap Lukasz. They make her invite Lukasz so that they can rob him. When they are making love, she tries to kill Lukasz by injecting drug but he does not die. She runs off and sinks into prostitution back in the old country. She is helped by an utopian rich man but the con men reappear, trying to use her as a lead to Lukasz. ... Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Poland

Language:

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Release Date:

3 June 1975 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Story of a Sin (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin concerto e-moll op. 64
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Jerzy Katlewicz
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Moderate
18 September 2015 | by majdo007See all my reviews

People either praise this film or rate it very low. Unfortunately, I was bored with this production. In a way, there are plenty of events here, but you get the impression that several stories were cut out from something and directly glued together without any explanation what happened between them. Those pieces are joined together by leading female character but sometimes it feels like the other characters popped out randomly. I do not understand this but plenty of things happen and there are hardly interesting to follow. The novel by Żeromski was not that long and the film is quite lengthy. Nonetheless, it could possibly be better when converted to miniseries, obviously with some extensions to understand the motives and suffering of the main character (compare Lalka film and series). Disappointing, but I would not discourage from seeing and making one's own opinion about it.


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