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Panny z Wilka (1979)

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

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Wiktor Ruben
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Julcia
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Jola
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Zosia
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Kazia
Christine Pascal ...
Tunia
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Julcia's Husband
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Wiktor's Aunt
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Wiktor's Uncle
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Jola's Husband (as Paul Dutron)
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Andrzej Grzybowski
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Himself
Filip Jasienski ...
Kazia's Son
Witold Kaluski ...
Coachman
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Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with him at one time though he had apparently loved only one, who, unknown to him, has died since his departure. The women are mainly disillusioned with life or estranged from husbands while the youngest has a crush on him. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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30 May 1979 (France)  »

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Gospodične iz Wilka  »

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Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, author of a original novel "Panny z Wilka" (1932 r.) appears two times in a movie as older man with glasses. See more »

Connections

Featured in 'Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie z Toba...' (1979) See more »

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I Koncert skrzypcowy op. 35
(1916)
Music by Karol Szymanowski
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Happiness as utopia
31 March 2017 | by (bangkok) – See all my reviews

Chekhovian drama of simmering but subtle sexual politics as a rural household of ladies post WWI is thrown into emotional turmoil at the reappearance after a number of years of an eligible friend and neighbour. The women, with one exception, are not young but at that touchy, tragic age when they are clinging to the last traces of their good looks. There are five of them, apparently sisters, several with failed marriages, now with nothing to do but laze around their fine country home.

The film works quite well as a study of such women, but it's really about Victor, a man in failing health and with intimations of mortality, who is on a solemn Tolstoyan quest for meaning. His emptiness is clearly linked to failed opportunities with women - they begin to suspect there is a particular reason. Walled in by his own weakness, regret, and resignation, the sudden attentions of all the women only throws him into more confusion. Comprised largely of social visits, there's a nice period atmosphere and the whole thing is understated, sombre and faintly tragic. Quite a fine film.


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