Saragossa Manuscript, The* (Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie)

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Saragossa Manuscript, The* (Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie)

  • 1965 ----- b & w ----- 174 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Wojciech J. Haas, screenplay by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski and Wojciech J. Haas based on the novel by Jan Potocki, musical score by Krzysztof Penderecki; with Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Joanna Jedryka, Kazimierz Opalinski) Enter a dazzling, mysterious world of the supernatural courtesy of "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa", a magical text discovered during the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Alphonse van Worden lives out the book's intricate, devilish storylines as he embarks on a journey across scenic Spain, now populated with ghosts, alluring demons, debauched royalty and mystical priests. Spanning centuries and nations, the manuscript encompasses a wide array of stories both humorous and horrifying, gleeful and grotesque, before the final chilling revelations bring this one-of-a-kind film to a close. [Letterboxed] (In Polish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Europe, History: European, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, War and Peace)