SKU 6219

LAWA (1989) * with switchable English and French subtitles *

Tadeusz Konwicki, Adam Mickiewicz Gustaw Holoubek ... Hermit / Ghost / Gustaw-Konrad / Poet Jolanta Pietek-Górecka Jolanta Pietek-Górecka ... Maryla / Girl / Virgin / Angel / Woman Artur Zmijewski Artur Zmijewski ... Gustaw-Konrad Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska ... Mrs. Rollison Maja Komorowska Maja Komorowska ... Sorcerer Grazyna Szapolowska Grazyna Szapolowska ... Guardian Angel Henryk Bista Henryk Bista ... Senator Piotr Fronczewski Piotr Fronczewski ... Sobolewski Tadeusz Lomnicki Tadeusz Lomnicki ... Priest / Writer Janusz Michalowski Janusz Michalowski ... Father Piotr Jan Nowicki Jan Nowicki ... Ghost / Belzebub Arunas Smailys Arunas Smailys ... Adolf (as Arunas Smajlis) Marzena Manteska Marzena Manteska ... Maid / Angel Monika Józwik Monika Józwik ... Maid (as Monika Orlos) Hanna Polk Hanna Polk ... Young Lady

The events take place at the beginning of the 19th century, mainly in Warsaw and Vilnius. The action begins on the eve of All Saints' Day and pre-Christian night rituals. In an old manor in Lithuania, a ghost of a poet appears, who recalls his former love for Maryla and the times of the Vilnius underground, when Polish patriots plotted against their Russian oppressor. Their rite begins at the cemetery. They are led by a sorcerer, recalling the souls of the dead. These souls cannot find peace after death; they wander the earth. Gustav is also among the participants. The action of the film moves into the past, one by one to different places. The arrests of young conspirators are underway in Vilnius. Gustav shows up at the house of a Uniate priest, who recognizes him as his foster son. He tells the priest the story of his unhappy love. The Royal Castle in Warsaw is visited by guests invited to the ball hosted by the Russian senator Nowosilcow. In a nightmarish drunken dream, the senator sees the Tsar falling out of favor, and he dreams of devils fighting for his soul.

DVD-R is in Polish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 128 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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