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With Fire and Sword (1999)

Ogniem i mieczem (original title)
An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

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Jerzy Hoffman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bogdan Stupka ... Bohdan Chmielnicki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomasz Abramski Tomasz Abramski ... (as T. Abramski)
Piotr Bala Piotr Bala ... (as P. Bala)
Wladyslaw Baranski Wladyslaw Baranski ... Puljan (as W. Baranski)
T. Bat T. Bat
Wlodzimierz Bednarski Wlodzimierz Bednarski ... Cossack (as W. Bednarski)
Jerzy Bonczak ... Czaplinski
Wlodzimierz Borysiak Wlodzimierz Borysiak ... (as W. Borysiak)
Jerzy Braszka ... (as J. Braszka)
Wlodzimierz Brodecki Wlodzimierz Brodecki ... Writer
Joanna Brodzik ... Bride
Michal Chorosinski Michal Chorosinski ... Symeon Kurcewicz
Marek Cichucki ... Wierszull
T. Ciecierski T. Ciecierski
Rafal Cieszynski ... Subagazi
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Storyline

In 1648 a Cossack rebellion in the Ukraine threatens the sovereignty of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth over the Cossack nation. The Cossack rebellion also known as the Khmelnytsky Uprising is pitting the Cossack nation and its Crimean Tatar allies against the forces sent by the Polish king John II Casimir. Polish Colonel Michal Wolodyjowski is leading a squadron of Polish cavalry.Traitors,assassins and spies are everywhere. Against the backdrop of the uprising, a Polish knight Skrzetuski and a Cossack leader Bohun fall in love with the same young beautiful woman, Helena. Their rivalry becomes the symbol of Polish-Ukrainian struggle. Written by nufs68

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Based on a novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | Tatar | Ukrainian | Turkish

Release Date:

8 February 1999 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 episodes) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This lavish production was the most expensive Polish film up to that time. See more »

Goofs

The pikes used by the infantry should be much longer, as they are of little use being so short. Pikes are pole arms, typically of 10 to 25 feet in length. See more »


Soundtracks

Dumka na dwa serca
Lyrics by Jacek Cygan
Music by Krzesimir Debski
Performed by Edyta Górniak & Mietek Szczesniak
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movie about love with elements of history and war
2 December 2005 | by anna-usaSee all my reviews

I strongly recommend this movie for everybody. It is a beautiful story about love. The movie is based on the book of a great Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz called " Ogniem i mieczem". There are some parts where the blood is present, if you know a little bit about history, you know that back then people used different tools than guns to kill so don't be surprised. It is not true that this movie is Hollywood movie. It's ridiculous that somebody would say something like that. Film does not promote violence or nothing else but sex which many Hollywood movies do. Also, you do not have to know Polish history to watch this movie. Movie has a good action. It tells a story and knowledge about Polish history is not prerequisite require to to be able to watch this movie and understand it. Additionally, many great Polish actors play main characters. Two examples are Izabella Scorupco and Michal Zebrowski.


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