Polish historical action fantasy based on a novel by Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski. In 9th-century pre-Christian Poland, the rustic natives have lived peacefully for centuries, tending their land and worshipping the sun god. But when the power-hungry Prince Popiel brings in the Viking army to establish a barbarous and bloodthirsty regime of terror, it is up to one lone warrior, the famed archer Ziemowit (Michal Zebrowski), to lead a peasant uprising and put an end to the bloodshed.Written by
It will always puzzle me how can you make such a bad movie when you employ such great number of top Polish actors. I don't really know where to start...Actors (especially females) were bad and stiff. Women wore full make up and some of the Popiel's men seemed to have something that looked like a sabre to me, as a weapon. Shame. there was a great potential there. and with movies and TV series placed in medieval world today this could be another interesting addition to the genre. for Zebrowski this is another poor attempt at warrior based story. but as with The Witcher, this attempt is just abysmal. The same goes for Olbrychski. However, he doesn't really have to impress anyone at this stage of his career.
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