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The Maids of Wilko (1979)

Panny z Wilka (original title)
Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (short story), Zbigniew Kaminski (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Olbrychski ... Wiktor Ruben
Anna Seniuk ... Julcia
Maja Komorowska ... Jola
Stanislawa Celinska ... Zosia
Krystyna Zachwatowicz ... Kazia
Christine Pascal Christine Pascal ... Tunia
Zbigniew Zapasiewicz ... Julcia's Husband
Zofia Jaroszewska ... Wiktor's Aunt
Tadeusz Bialoszczynski ... Wiktor's Uncle
Paul Guers ... Jola's Husband (as Paul Dutron)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazimierz Brodzikowski Kazimierz Brodzikowski ... Butler
Andrzej Grzybowski Andrzej Grzybowski
Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz ... Himself
Filip Jasienski Filip Jasienski ... Kazia's Son
Witold Kaluski Witold Kaluski ... Coachman
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Storyline

Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with him at one time though he had apparently loved only one, who, unknown to him, has died since his departure. The women are mainly disillusioned with life or estranged from husbands while the youngest has a crush on him. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Poland | France

Language:

Polish | French

Release Date:

30 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodične iz Wilka See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, author of a original novel "Panny z Wilka" (1932 r.) appears two times in a movie as older man with glasses. See more »

Connections

Featured in 'Pogoda domu niechaj bedzie z Toba...' (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Koncert skrzypcowy op. 35
(1916)
Music by Karol Szymanowski
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I loved this movie.
8 July 2004 | by long-999See all my reviews

The male lead in this movie is handsome, accomplished, kind and well meaning, but he does not comprehend the harm he has caused his female friends (and lovers)in his country town 15 years ago. He suffers the loss of a good friend in his new surroundings and returns to his old town for comfort and rest. But he has learned nothing about his lack of understanding of the depth of love he can inspire. Even when he discovers that a previous lover had lost her life to pain, he begins again, unknowingly, to hurt a girl of a younger generation. There is not a wasted word or movement in the movie. Everything is important. I loved the movie and will buy it and watch it over and over.

This movie is a super-ten. It is as good as any Ibsen play.


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