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The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

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Summary: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes again by the gallows... (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

Country: Poland

Directed By: Wojciech Has

Written By: Tadeusz Kwiatkowski, Jan Potocki

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Bogumil Kobiela, Stanislaw Igar, Leon Niemczyk, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek, Joanna Jedryka, Janusz Klosinski, Barbara Krafftówna, Jadwiga Krawczyk, Slawomir Lindner

AKA: Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie

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