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Jealousy and Medicine (1973)

Zazdrosc i medycyna (original title)
In 1930s, a doctor has an affair with the wife of a wealthy industrialist in Poland.

Director:

Janusz Majewski

Writer:

Michal Choromanski (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ewa Krzyzewska ... Rebeka Widmarowa
Mariusz Dmochowski ... Widmar
Andrzej Lapicki ... Dr. Tamten
Wlodzimierz Borunski ... Abraham Gold
Boguslaw Sochnacki ... Izaak Gold
Edmund Fetting ... Dr. Willi von Fuchs
Grazyna Staniszewska ... Zofia Dubilanka
Andrzej Mrowiec Andrzej Mrowiec ... Dr. Rubinski
Krystyna Stankiewicz Krystyna Stankiewicz ... Pielegniarka
Andrzej Rausz Andrzej Rausz ... pielegniarz Pawel
Józef Rosinski Józef Rosinski ... ordynator Dr. Bogucki
Danuta Rinn ... Matka dziewczynki
Beata Nowicka Beata Nowicka ... Anielka Gold
Piotr Kakolewski Piotr Kakolewski ... Boruch Gold (as Piotrus Kakolewski)
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In 1930s, a doctor has an affair with the wife of a wealthy industrialist in Poland.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish | German

Release Date:

25 September 1973 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jealousy and Medicine See more »

Filming Locations:

Krynica, Malopolskie, Poland

Company Credits

Production Co:

P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Color
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Poland between the wars
18 October 2019 | by hof-4See all my reviews

Although not so well know outside of Poland as Andrzej Wajda or Krzysztof Zanussi, Janusz Majewski is one of the key directors of the golden era of Polish filmmaking that began shortly after the war and ebbed at the end of the 20th century. Luckily, his work, including Hotel Pacific (1975) and Lesson in a Dead Language (1979) is beginning to be available in the streaming services and You Tube.

The movie: Widmar, a wealthy industrialist is jealous to the point of obsession of his very sexy wife Ewa, whom he suspects of carrying an affair with her physician, Dr. Tamten (there may be a joke here since "tamten" means "that" or "that one"). What follows is a black comedy take on Widmar's tragicomic efforts to prove his suspicions (which includes sending spies after his wife) and to take revenge on the suspected culprit.

Acting is excellent, as usual in Polish movies. Production values are also high; in particular, cinematography and set design recreate faithfully the look and feel of a wealthy European milieu between the wars, aided by haunting tango music in the background. A superior movie.


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