The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure  |   Release Date - May 21, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 182 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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Alfons (Zbigniew Cybulski) is a young army captain who meets two women of Moorish ancestry at what appears to be a deserted inn near Madrid. They tell Alfons he is the descendant of a noble family and that he must undergo a series of challenging missions to prove himself. A magician tries to take his soul, and he is visited by ghosts near the mountains of Madrid. Author Jan Poticki committed suicide a year after the symbolic and allusive book this movie was based on was published.

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ghost, captain [military], descendant, mountains, on-the-road, proving-oneself, quest, self-discovery, traveling