SKU 5857

THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (1965) * with switchable English subtitles *

Wojciech Has (as Wojciech J. Has) Writers: Tadeusz Kwiatkowski, Jan Potocki (novel) Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska

In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book which tells his grandfather's story: Alfons van Worden, a captain in the Wallonian guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he dines with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes up next to corpses, under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story. He wakes up again, by the gallows. He's rescued from the Inquisition, meets a cabalist and hears more stories within stories, usually of love. He returns to Venta Quemada; the women await with astonishing news.

 DVD-R is in Polish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 182 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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