The Revenge

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2002
  • Running time: 105 min
The Revenge is the English title for Zemsta, a film released in 2002, directed by Andrzej Wajda. This film is an adaptation of a perennially popular stage farce of the same name by the Polish dramatist and poet Aleksander Fredro. read more

The Revenge is the English title for Zemsta, a film released in 2002, directed by Andrzej Wajda. This film is an adaptation of a perennially popular stage farce of the same name by the Polish dramatist and poet Aleksander Fredro. Raptusiewicz (Janusz Gajos) resides in one half of a castle with the other half inhabited by his hated rival Regent Milczek (Andrzej Seweryn). Raptusiewicz wishes to marry Podstolina (Katarzyna Figura), the widow of the Lord High Steward, for her money, while Podstolina herself seeks a wealthy match. Regent Milczek's wish, on the other hand, is to bring about the union of his son Wacław (Rafał Królikowski) with Podstolina. To complicate matters more, Wacław is in love with Klara (Agata Buzek) - ward and niece of Raptusiewicz, who took her in following the death of her parents - and the feeling is mutual. The plot thickens when Klara turns into Papkin's (Roman Polanski) declared object of love. Written in a sharp, ironic style, The Revenge portrays those national characteristics that in time brought on many of Poland's national tragedies. Written for the stage, Wajda has changed very little and transferred practically the entirety of the work to the screen.

Original Release

10/04/2002

Cast

Roman Polanski Józef Papkin
Daniel Olbrychski Dyndalski, sługa Cześnika / Dyndalski
Andrzej Seweryn Rejent Milczek
Katarzyna Figura Podstolina Hanna
Janusz Gajos Czesnik Maciej Raptusiewicz
Agata Buzek Klara Raptusiewiczówna
Cezary Zak Perełka, kuchmistrz Cześnika / Perelka (cook of Czesnik)
Rafal Królikowski Wacław Milczek, syn Rejenta / Waclaw Milczek
Lech Dyblik Smigalski / Śmigalski
Jerzy Nowak Michal Kafar (bricklayer #1) / murarz I
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Andrzej Wajda

Writers

Aleksander Fredro, Andrzej Wajda

Cast

Roman Polanski Józef Papkin
Daniel Olbrychski Dyndalski, sługa Cześnika / Dyndalski
Andrzej Seweryn Rejent Milczek
Katarzyna Figura Podstolina Hanna
Janusz Gajos Czesnik Maciej Raptusiewicz
Agata Buzek Klara Raptusiewiczówna
Cezary Zak Perełka, kuchmistrz Cześnika / Perelka (cook of Czesnik)
Rafal Królikowski Wacław Milczek, syn Rejenta / Waclaw Milczek
Lech Dyblik Smigalski / Śmigalski
Jerzy Nowak Michal Kafar (bricklayer #1) / murarz I
Tadeusz Wojtych Maciej Mietus (bricklayer #2) / murarz II
Henryk Golebiewski Bricklayer #3 / murarz III
Jerzy Slonka Priest / ksiądz
Magdalena Smalara Rózia - Klara's maid / Rózia
Grazyna Zielinska Cookie of Czesnik / kucharka
Wieslaw Lagiewka Servant #1 / służący
Kazimierz Mazur Servant #2 / służący
Waldemar Czyszak Servant #3 / służący
Malgorzata Józwiak Servant #4 / służąca
Michal Sieczkowski Servant #5

Producers

Editors

Wanda Zeman

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