Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
This historical drama by Wojciech Solarz is set in the 17th century. King Jan III Sobieski's father-in-law has a bad habit of sneaking out of the palace to play cards and enjoy his cups of wine. Since Vienna is not politically secure, this habit is dangerous to the realm in case of a kidnapping. The queen's father would be a powerful pawn to hold ransom, and three foreign governments are keeping a lookout for him. Fortunately, a skillful knight, the Chevalier de Charentes (Jan Englert) is at hand to protect the card-playing, wine-drinking royal from weakening Austria's position on the political chessboard.