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?
4 October 2002 (Poland)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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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
Version of Zemsta
Produced by Anna Serbenska-Malarowska
Performed by Roman Polanski
& Marcin Zalewski See more