Set in the Polish Galicia in 1914, on the eve of World War I. Three nationalities are living in the area: Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish. The country inn (Austeria in Galician) is run by an old and wise Jew, Tag. The neighboring village is abandoned by the Jews, who left only few steps ahead of advancing Cossacks. Soon the inn is full of desperate Jews, there is also an Austrian baroness on the run and an Hungarian hussar cut off from his unit.
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The screenplay was written right after the 1966 publication of the novel by Julian Stryjkowski
but eventually shelved because of the anti-Israeli atmosphere in Poland at that time. The film could have been made only after the Solidarity revolution of 1980. See more
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