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The Saragossa Manuscript


Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzy?ska, El?bieta Czy?ewska, Gustaw Holoubek View All


Wojciech Has (Director), Tadeusz Kwiatkowski (Screenplay) View All

Released: Feb. 9th, 1965
Runtime: 3 hours, 2 minutes
In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes...
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The Saragossa Manuscript reminded me of a well known British comedy Tom Jones (1963), a film I also can't stand.