Zemsta

Overview

One of the most important figures in the Polish cinema, director Andrzej Wadja, teams up with the nation's most famous filmmaking expatriate, Roman Polanski, in this light comedy based on a perennially popular stage farce by Aleksandr Fredo. Czesnik (Janusz Gajos) and Rejent (Andrzej Seweryn) are the combative scions of two prominent families fallen on hard times, both of which have the poor fortune of having homes which share a common courtyard. Czesnik's niece Klara (Agata Buzek) has fallen in love with Waclaw ...
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Overview

One of the most important figures in the Polish cinema, director Andrzej Wadja, teams up with the nation's most famous filmmaking expatriate, Roman Polanski, in this light comedy based on a perennially popular stage farce by Aleksandr Fredo. Czesnik (Janusz Gajos) and Rejent (Andrzej Seweryn) are the combative scions of two prominent families fallen on hard times, both of which have the poor fortune of having homes which share a common courtyard. Czesnik's niece Klara (Agata Buzek) has fallen in love with Waclaw (Rafal Krolikowski), Rejent's son. Rejent, however, has promised his son to Podstolina (Katarzyna Figura), a beautiful widow who has attracted Czesnik's eye. Meanwhile, Papkin (Roman Polanski), a former nobleman short on both cash and courage, hopes to wed Klara, but as a neutral party in the feud between the two clans, Klara thinks she might be able to use Papkin for her own purposes to bring her together with Waclaw. A major box-office hit in Poland, Zemsta marked the first time Wadja and Polanski had worked together since Pokolenie in 1952.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Music video; Behind-the-scenes video
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • UPC: 658769334838
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Vanguard Cinema
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janusz Gajos Cseznik Raptusiewicz, Czesnik Raptusiewicz
Andrzej Seweryn Rejent Milczek
Agata Buzek Klara
Rafal Krolikowski Waclaw
Roman Polanski Papkin
Katarzyna Figura Podstolina
Daniel Olbrychski Dyndalski
Lech Dyblik Smigalski
Cezary Zak Perelka
Technical Credits
Andrzej Wajda Director, Screenwriter
Magda Biedrzycka Costumes/Costume Designer
Wieslawa Chojkowska Set Decoration/Design
Magdalena Dipont Production Designer
Jean-Pierre Duret Sound/Sound Designer
Pawel Edelman Cinematographer
Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula Executive Producer
Wojciech Kilar Score Composer
Tadeusz Kosarewicz Production Designer
Michal Kwiecinski Producer
Janusz Morgenstern Producer
Krystyna Zachwatowicz Costumes/Costume Designer
Wanda Zeman Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [2:15]
2. Neighbors [2:02]
3. Klara and Waclaw [2:05]
4. Papkin [6:09]
5. Just the Cat [2:02]
6. The Widow [2:18]
7. Demolish the Wall! [3:45]
8. Pardon, Sir [1:46]
9. The Witnesses [3:32]
10. The Prisoner [3:21]
11. The Coin Purse [3:56]
12. Waclaw's Plan [2:55]
13. Engagement [1:42]
14. Widow and Waclaw [4:55]
15. Papkin's Courtship [4:53]
16. Bring Me a Crocodile [1:36]
17. Notary's Plan [3:28]
18. Behave Yourself [1:53]
19. Papkin as a Missionary [6:39]
20. God's Will Be Done [:59]
21. Widow Visits the Notary [5:20]
22. My Lady [3:01]
23. The Treacherous Sex [4:40]
24. The Letter [4:53]
25. New Idea [2:23]
26. Papkin's Will [3:24]
27. Sweet Revenge [3:54]
28. Fathers' Blessings [5:01]
29. Curtain [1:55]
30. Closing Credits [2:45]
1. Opening Credits [2:15]
2. Neighbors [2:02]
3. Klara and Waclaw [2:05]
4. Papkin [6:09]
5. Just the Cat [2:02]
6. The Widow [2:18]
7. Demolish the Wall! [3:45]
8. Pardon, Sir [1:46]
9. The Witnesses [3:32]
10. The Prisoner [3:21]
11. The Coin Purse [3:56]
12. Waclaw's Plan [2:55]
13. Engagement [1:42]
14. Widow and Waclaw [4:55]
15. Papkin's Courtship [4:53]
16. Bring Me a Crocodile [1:36]
17. Notary's Plan [3:28]
18. Behave Yourself [1:53]
19. Papkin as a Missionary [6:39]
20. God's Will Be Done [:59]
21. Widow Visits the Notary [5:20]
22. My Lady [3:01]
23. The Treacherous Sex [4:40]
24. The Letter [4:53]
25. New Idea [2:23]
26. Papkin's Will [3:24]
27. Sweet Revenge [3:54]
28. Fathers' Blessings [5:01]
29. Curtain [1:55]
30. Closing Credits [2:45]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Polski
      Start Filmu
      Wybór Scen
      Dodatki
         Lwiastun Kinowy
         O Filmie
         Czolówka Animowana
         Aktorzy i Twórcy
            Janusz Gajos (Czesnik)
            Andrzej Seweryn (Rejent Milczek)
            Roman Polanski (Papkin)
            Daniel Olbrychski (Dyndalski)
            Katarzyna Figura (Podstolina)
            Agata Buzek (Klara)
            Rafal Krolikowski (Waclaw)
            Andrzej Wajda (Scenariusz i Rezyseria)
         Andrzej Wajda Zaprasza
         Inne DVD
            Zemsta
            Czlowiek z Zelaza
            Panny z Wilka
            Czlowiek z Marmuru
            Ziemia Obiecana
            Krajobraz Po Bitwie
            Wszystko Na Sprzedaz
            Pierwszy Milioin
            Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy
            Sara
            Dzien Swira
            To Ja Zlodziej
            W Pustyni i w Puszczy
            Ajlawju
            Fuks
            Demony Wojny
            Zloto Dezerterów
            U Pana Boga Za Piecem
            Tato
            Nic Smiesznego
      Ustawienia
         Turn Subtitles Off/Wylacz Napisy
         English Subtitles
   English
      Play
      Chapters
      Extras
         Trailer
         About the Movie
         Animation
         Cast & Crew
            Janusz Gajos (Czesnik)
            Andrzej Seweryn (Rejent Milczek, Notary)
            Roman Polanski (Papkin)
            Daniel Olbrychski (Dyndalski)
            Katarzyna Figura (Podstolina, the Widow)
            Agata Buzek (Klara)
            Rafal Krolikowski (Waclaw)
            Andrzej Wajda (Director)
         Welcome to North America
         Other DVD's
            Zemsta
            Man of Iron
            Maidens From Wilko
            Man of Marble
            Promised Land
            Landscape After Battle
            Everything for Sale
            The First Million
            The Career of Nikos Dyzma
            Sara
            Day of the Wacko
            It's Me the Thief
            In Desert & Wilderness
            I Love You
            Lucky Shot
            Demons of War
            Deserter's Gold
            In Heaven as It Is on Earth
            Daddy
            Nothing Funny
      Settings
         Turn Subtitles Off/Wylacz Napisy
         English Subtitles
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