A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Aleksander Fredro (play), Andrzej Wajda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roman Polanski ... Józef Papkin
Janusz Gajos ... Czesnik Maciej Raptusiewicz
Andrzej Seweryn ... Rejent Milczek
Katarzyna Figura ... Podstolina Hanna
Daniel Olbrychski ... Dyndalski
Agata Buzek ... Klara Raptusiewiczówna
Rafal Królikowski ... Waclaw Milczek
Lech Dyblik ... Smigalski
Cezary Zak ... Perelka (cook of Czesnik)
Jerzy Nowak ... Michal Kafar (bricklayer #1)
Tadeusz Wojtych ... Maciej Mietus (bricklayer #2)
Henryk Golebiewski ... Bricklayer #3
Jerzy Slonka ... Priest
Magdalena Smalara Magdalena Smalara ... Rózia - Klara's maid
Grazyna Zielinska Grazyna Zielinska ... Cookie of Czesnik
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A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic notary and half by a volcanic old soldier's niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are sworn enemies, which may doom the love between the niece, Klara, and the notary's son, Waclaw. On this day, the tongue-tied Cupbearer asks a braggart courtier, Papkin, to sue on his behalf for the hand of the widow Hanna. Papkin succeeds and the wedding is set for the next day. In response, the notary plots to marry Waclaw to the widow to upend Cupbearer's plans. When Cupbearer learns of this perfidy, he responds with his own plot. Will there be poison, a duel, kidnapping, and imprisonment; or, will fate bring another solution? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

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Initially, Jerzy Stuhr was to play the part of Czesnik Raptusiewicz and Wojciech Pszoniak was considered for the part of Papkin. They both turned down the roles due to schedule conflicts. See more »

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Version of Zemsta (1957) See more »

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Oj kot
Produced by Anna Serbenska-Malarowska
Performed by Roman Polanski & Marcin Zalewski
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A charming screening of a nineteenth century Polish comedy.
19 January 2003 | by doleckiSee all my reviews

A charming screening of the probably best known Polish comedy of nineteenth century, kept understandingly in the theatrical convention. Gajos, Seweryn, Polanski and others act with sprightliness; to my taste this is one of the best roles of Olbrychski. Some technical (but not artistic) flaws, like intrusive signs on the screen, may be mentioned, but they do not spoil the pleasure of spectators, especially those who have read or seen the play on stage.


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenge See more »

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Budget:

PLN6,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,406,059
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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