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Znachor (1982)

Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon starts drinking, hurts his head and loses his memory. His medical knowledge gradually resurfaces and he becomes a village healer, not remembering who he is.

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Jerzy Hoffman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Binczycki ... Znachor
Anna Dymna ... Marysia
Tomasz Stockinger ... Leszek
Bernard Ladysz ... Prokop
Artur Barcis ... Wasylko, syn Prokopa
Andrzej Kopiczynski ... lekarz Pawlicki
Piotr Grabowski Piotr Grabowski ... Zenek
Bozena Dykiel ... Sonia
Maria Homerska Maria Homerska ... Eleonora Czynska
Igor Smialowski ... Czynski
Jerzy Trela ... Samuel Obiedzinski
Piotr Fronczewski ... Dobraniecki
Gustaw Lutkiewicz ... Przodownik policji
Irena Burawska Irena Burawska ... zona Prokopa
Irina Pieskowa Irina Pieskowa
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Abandoned by his wife and daughter, a famous surgeon starts drinking, hurts his head and loses his memory. His medical knowledge gradually resurfaces and he becomes a village healer, not remembering who he is.

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

12 April 1982 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quack See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Good story and a solid movie.
7 October 2009 | by karl-gutowskiSee all my reviews

This film follows the life of a renowned physician who ends up a homeless vagrant with amnesia after losing his family and getting beaten up in an alley, all within a short span of time.

There isn't anything weak about this movie. The story feels very real and has touching moments without being superficial or cheesy. The story moves between an early 20th century Polish city and village life of the same era. The main character is easy to like and to relate to as he goes through his woes and tries to put his memories and life back together.

I recommend this film if you would like to watch a good, humane drama that doesn't disturb you in its darkest moment, builds an air of hope as it develops, and ends with a very satisfying sweet touch.


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