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The Revenge (2002)

Zemsta (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Aleksander Fredro (play), Andrzej Wajda
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Cast

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 Tadeusz Wojtych ... Maciej Mietus (bricklayer #2)
Henryk Golebiewski ... Bricklayer #3
Jerzy Slonka Jerzy Slonka ... Priest
Magdalena Smalara Magdalena Smalara ... Rózia - Klara's maid
Grazyna Zielinska Grazyna Zielinska ... Cookie of Czesnik
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Storyline

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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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Poland) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

PLN 6,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PLN 2,120,787 (Poland), 6 October 2002, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The part of Smigalski was first offered to Cezary Pazura and Marek Walczewski. 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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poor quality
8 November 2002 | by standish77See all my reviews

Just saw this film in Poland. For those of you who are not accustomed to Polish history...Zemsta is a film adaptation of a popular Polish folklore.

Gathering by the relatively large budget and big name cast (Roman Polanski!)...I was very surprised by such a poor finish. The acting (Polanski excluded) was very over the top and wooden and the music was just reworked pieces from the composer's last film!

Above all the quality of the actual picture was appalling. For instance there is an entire scene where the sound is inaudible and what on earth were those strange @ symbols that kept appearing at the bottom of the screen?

I will not be seeing it again...and I don't think I'm the only one!


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