Diabel (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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Though presumably dealing with the Prussian army's invasion of Poland in 1793, this ambitious and highly allegorical drama probably seemed too contemporary to Polish censorship back in 1972 , thus didn't get released until 1988. Young Polish nobleman Jakub (Leszek Teleszynski) is saved from imprisonment by a stranger. In return, the stranger wants to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. As he follows his mysterious savior across the country, Jakub is affected by the overall chaos and moral corruption; he goes insane and becomes a mass murderer.

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actor, aristocracy, betrayal, chaos, corruption, death, decadence, imprisonment, incest, mental-illness, murder, Polish [nationality], rescue, stranger