5.6/10
1,339
10 user 3 critic

The Revenge (2002)

Zemsta (original title)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer
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
Reviews
8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski, Grazyna Szapolowska
Wesele (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Marek Walczewski, Izabella Olszewska, Ewa Zietek
Katyn (2007)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Anna Seniuk, Maja Komorowska
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn
The Deluge (1974)
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki
Man of Iron (1981)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the screening of the film "Daybreak" at the Liberty Cinema, movie characters suddenly come alive and begin to talk to the viewers. The situation surprises communist authorities who send a censor to the theatre.

Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Stars: Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Teresa Marczewska
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska
Tatarak (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jan Englert
Vinci (2004)
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After several years of serving his sentence, Cuma - a notorious art thief is released from prison due to his poor health. It was all arranged by dealer Gruby who plans a heist of the famous... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Józef Paleczka, Borys Szyc
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenge See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

PLN6,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,406,059
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Zemsta (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Oj kot
Produced by Anna Serbenska-Malarowska
Performed by Roman Polanski & Marcin Zalewski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Polish humor meets Shakespear
6 November 2002 | by seth655321See all my reviews

I thought Andreja Wajdy movies were slow and serious until I saw Zemsta- it however turned out to be the funniest Polish movie I've yet seen. Its true you have to be a native speaker to understand the depth of some jokes, but even so Roman Polanski and crew put on a visually fantastic show - I guarantee you'll clap for.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed