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The Devil (1972)

Diabel (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, Horror | 1972 (Poland)
During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »

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Andrzej Zulawski
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wojciech Pszoniak ... nieznajomy - Diabel
Leszek Teleszynski ... Jakub
Malgorzata Braunek ... Narzeczona
Iga Mayr Iga Mayr ... matka Jakuba
Wiktor Sadecki Wiktor Sadecki ... Herz
Michal Grudzinski Michal Grudzinski ... Ezechiel
Maciej Englert ... Hrabia - pan mlody
Monika Niemczyk ... Zakonnica
Bozena Miefiodow Bozena Miefiodow ... Turczynka
Marian Zdenicki Marian Zdenicki ... Karzel
Anna Parzonka Anna Parzonka ... siostra Jakuba
Lukasz Zulawski Lukasz Zulawski ... Aktor
Jerzy Zygmunt Nowak ... Kamerdyner
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew ... Kompan
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During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father's death and his girlfriend's betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless and gory killings. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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Drama | History | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

1972 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Bagno, Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Zespól Filmowy "X" See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Inhuman cruelty??
9 November 2007 | by krzysiektomSee all my reviews

The previous poster calls the cruelty at display in this film "inhuman". Oh really? How come then that people slaughter people, gouge their eyes out, cut their limbs or burn them alive? Or torture them? Or rape and mutilate women? He should read some reports about practices during the Bosnian war or wars in Africa, about the stuff people have been doing to other people for ages, for reasons like religion, greed or lust. Or for no reasons at all. It took real "balls" or creative guts from the filmmaker to do a film like that. I am fed up with the political correctness and general blandness of films, caused by the requirements of market and profits, or by mere cowardliness. I could understand criticism of the cruelty if it was purely gratuitous but it is not. This film has artistic values and touches upon important topics. I am happy it was not destroyed and all copies not locked up somewhere. It could probably happen in Hollywood or in the lands like Iran.


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