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24th Athens International Film Festival

The Devil

The outcome is a monumental grand guignol opera, an extravaganza of choreographed violence and political allegory that sardonically alludes to the 1968 French student riots, despite taking place during the 18th Century Partition of Poland.

Amidst the chaos of the Prussian invasion of Poland in 1793, a young nobleman with high morals escapes from prison with the help of a mysterious stranger, only to return to his once wealthy home to find his entire family immersed in corruption and decadence.

Encouraged by his mysterious savior, he goes on a murderous rampage in a futile attempt to cleanse this unholy world. In his second feature, Zulawski defies the divides between the most incompatible movie genres, giving birth to an almost blasphemous hybrid of historical drama and horror film.

The outcome is a monumental grand guignol opera, an extravaganza of choreographed violence and political allegory that sardonically alludes to the 1968 French student riots, despite taking place during the 18th Century Partition of Poland.

This schizophrenic yet rather seductive combination, shot with devilish energy and a poetic spirit, was banned in Communist Poland for more than 15 years. Th.P.


the devil / ο διάβολος - trailer by NyxtesPremieras

Πρωτότυπος τίτλος / Original title
Diabel

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Andrzej Zulawski

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Andrzej Zulawski

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Maciej Kijowski

Μουσική / Music
Andrzej Korzynski

Μοντάζ / Editor
Krzysztof Osiecki

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Wojciech Pszoniak, Leszek Teleszyński
Małgorzata Braunek, Iga Mayer Wiktor Sadecki, Michał Grudziński

Πολωνία / Poland
1972
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
119'
Πολωνικά / Polish


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