The Revenge (Zemsta)

The Revenge

A winter day at a Polish castle, half owned by a fatalistic
notary and half by a volcanic old soldier’s
niece. The old soldier, Cupbearer, and the notary are
sworn enemies, which may doom the love between
the niece, Klara, and the notary’s son, Waclaw. On
this day, the tongue-tied Cupbearer asks a braggart
courtier, Papkin, to sue on his behalf for the hand of
the widow Hanna. Papkin succeeds and the wedding
is set for the next day. In response, the notary plots
to marry Waclaw to the widow to upend Cupbearer’s
plans. When Cupbearer learns of this perfidy, he responds
with his own plot. Will there be poison, a duel,
kidnapping, and imprisonment; or, will fate bring another
solution?

production
Poland
year
2002
genre
Comedy
language
Polish
directed by
Andrzej Wajda
written by
Andrzej Wajda
cast
Roman Polanski, Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn