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The Maids of Wilko (1979)

Panny z Wilka (original title)
Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (short story), Zbigniew Kaminski (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Olbrychski ... Wiktor Ruben
Anna Seniuk ... Julcia
Maja Komorowska ... Jola
Stanislawa Celinska ... Zosia
Krystyna Zachwatowicz ... Kazia
Christine Pascal Christine Pascal ... Tunia
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Julcia's Husband
Zofia Jaroszewska ... Wiktor's Aunt
Tadeusz Bialoszczynski ... Wiktor's Uncle
Paul Guers ... Jola's Husband (as Paul Dutron)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazimierz Brodzikowski Kazimierz Brodzikowski ... Butler
Andrzej Grzybowski Andrzej Grzybowski
Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz ... Himself
Filip Jasienski Filip Jasienski ... Kazia's Son
Witold Kaluski Witold Kaluski ... Coachman
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Storyline

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with him at one time though he had apparently loved only one, who, unknown to him, has died since his departure. The women are mainly disillusioned with life or estranged from husbands while the youngest has a crush on him. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Poland | France

Language:

Polish | French

Release Date:

30 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodične iz Wilka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, author of a original novel "Panny z Wilka" (1932 r.) appears two times in a movie as older man with glasses. See more »

Connections

Featured in 'Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie z Toba...' (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Koncert skrzypcowy op. 35
(1916)
Music by Karol Szymanowski
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This film is great
12 January 2006 | by ExcelsiorTheWonderHorseSee all my reviews

I did enjoy this film - it's reflective, not too melancholy, not too taxing. It is a pleasant film.

It seems to me like this film inspired Utomlennoe Solntzem too, so that's a good enough reason to watch it as any. Like that other film, Panny z Wilco paints a convincing and pretty picture of the life of a large family and the theme of a man returning to such a place after many years to confront a romance which was left unfinished is mirrored. 'Burnt By the Sun' does owe a lot to Mikhailkov's earlier 'An Unfinished Piece for the Mechanical Piano' as well. Based on a Chekhovian play, (this film also features a scene were the mystery of a past romance is revealed to all present through the telling of a story.)

(In fact a tango is played, in Panny z Wilco, on the gramophone at one point that sounds suspiciously similar to the song of the title of that other film...)

Jola, one of the four sisters at Wilko, keeps breaking into lovely spontaneous laughter (I'm not sure why I mention this, it's just that, it seems to me, spontaneous laughter deserves a mention).


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