A of tale the modest and heroic "little knight" Michal Wolodyjowski, and his friend Zagloba, a colourful yarnspinner with a cunning mind and a taste for meat. A fresco in picture and a ballad in mood, the film is set in the 17th century Eastern Poland. Tadeusz Lomnicki, widely regarded as the greatest of all Polish actors, brings a human touch to the title character. His partner, Baska, played by Magdalena Zawadzka, a pretty and boyish companion, who convincingly combines the opposing qualities of sensuality and naivete.
Hoffman met with great difficulties in making the film including several interrogations and revisions in the director's flat, blackmailing by the government and incarceration of all extras during the shooting of a main battle scene in order to support the Soviet Army's Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1966.
Colonel Wolodyjowski became one of the most popular films in Poland and was sold to 28 countries.
Wzruszajaca historia "pierwszej szabli" Rzeczypospolitej, Michala Wolodyjowskiego. Film pieknych scen batalistycznych, bezgranicznego umilowania ojczyzny i przepysznych epizodow z niezrownanym Zagloba. Wersja panoramiczna z czarnymi pasami u dolu i gory ekranu.
Directed by Jerzy Hoffman
Cast: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Magdalena Zawadzka, Daniel Olbrychski
1969, Color, 147 mins.
Full screen letterbox format
NTSC format - ready to use in the USA and Canada - no need for multisystem equipment.
Language: Polish (Voice-over)
Genre: Historical, Drama