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My Polish is not very good. I picked up this tape at a thrift store. There were no subtitles so it was difficult for me. The story is set in two parts. In 1874, Krakow which wasn't Poland at the time, the series centered around upper class single women trying to get married and live happily ever after. The beginning is quite slow and reminds me a lot of British period piece dramas where there is a lot of talking than action. When there is action at a silly dance where eligible men arrive, the actions between the men and women are bit peculiar. In taking to an account that this series was filmed in Communist era Poland before martial law, you have to take that this film was done with the idea to entertain and provide a soap opera style. In the second part of the story takes place twelve years later in 1886 Krakow and the mountainous region where the more interesting and clearly established plot line is explained. One of the women at the party who gets married and bears a son. She suffers from an illness and is recommended to spend time in the mountains by her doctor. There she meets another doctor, who she is attracted too.
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