Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie

Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie

The Saragossa manuscript

DVD - 2001 | Polish
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Army officer finds a magical manuscript in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins to live out the intricate store lines of the book and embarks on a journey across time and space. Many interesting characters weave in and out of the story, and the officer keeps ending up back in the same place.
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen format
Branch Call Number: DVD WORLD CINEMA SAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (182 min.) :,sd.(stereo), b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Saragossa manuscript


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Mar 29, 2017

Certainly not for the casual moviegoer, "The Saragossa Manuscript" was filmed in 1965 by Polish filmmaker Wojciech Has and quickly gained the favor of legendary Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia.
Starring Zbigniew Cybulksi, "The Saragossa Manuscript" kicks off during the Napoleonic Wars when a French officer discovers the manuscript as his army raids the Spanish city of Saragossa. The tale essentially follows the story of a sort of Don Juan type soldier who must pass a series of tests in order to become a member of the powerful Mauretanian family.
"The Saragossa Manuscript," which runs a full 182 minutes, contains storylines within storylines, flashbacks within flashbacks, reality and fantasy intertwined and an over-abundance of silliness, eroticism and arresting imagery often simultaneously.

Mar 29, 2017

This is a 1965 Polish historical fantasy directed by Wojciech Has, based on the 1815 novel "The Manuscript Found in Saragossa" by Jan Potocki.
Set primarily in Spain, it tells a frame story containing gothic, picaresque and erotic elements.
In a deserted house during the Napoleonic Wars, two officers from opposing sides find a manuscript, which tells the tale of the Spanish officer's grandfather, Alphonso van Worden.
Alfonso travelled in the region many years before, being plagued by evil spirits, and meeting such figures as a Qabalist, a sultan and a gypsy, who tell him further stories, many of which intertwine and interrelate with one another.
The film covers a wide range of genres and subjects, including the gothic, the picaresque, the erotic, the historical, the moral and the philosophic.
The stories within a story sometimes reach several levels of depth, and characters and themes.
You might be easily confused.
Although the cover says that Francis Ford Copora and Martin Scorsese admire this film and also warns that you will never the same after viewing this film, I find the film confusing and so mangled that I lost interest in the middle of the film.
It is just too long!

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