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The Lynx (1982)

Rys (original title)
During the Nazi occupation a young priest tries hard to prevent the execution of a local farmer, accused of treason, by a resistance fighter.

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Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (short story "Kosciól w Skaryszewie"), Stanislaw Rózewicz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ... Priest Konrad
Franciszek Pieczka ... Alojz
Piotr Bajor ... Rys
Ryszarda Hanin ... Hela
Janusz Paluszkiewicz Janusz Paluszkiewicz ... Sacristan Józef
Henryk Machalica ... Darus
Hanna Mikuc ... Pregnant Girl
Maria Klejdysz ... Sieradzki's Daughter
Anna Skuratowicz Anna Skuratowicz ... Jewish Girl
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Set during the German occupation of Poland during the WWII. A priest in a small village meets "the devil" in the confessional, who appears as a revolutionary on an assignemnt to kill a collaborator. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

15 March 1982 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lynx See more »

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Production Co:

P.P. Film Polski See more »
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Color:

Color
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Handsome priest has huge moral dilemma....
26 December 2018 | by ohlabtechguySee all my reviews

Set in a Polish rural village during WWII. Tells the tale of a priest who hears the confession of a would be assassin. Problem is.....the person to be killed seems to be innocent of any wrongdoing and might only be guilty of hiding and protecting Jewish refugees. Should the priest intervene? Film centers almost exclusively on following the priest as he wrestles with this moral question. The actor playing the priest is handsome and good at portraying someone who's vexed and anxious. After seeing the ending, the only redeeming traits of this movie are the "handsome" lead and the atmospheric cinematography. I was hoping the plot would lead somewhere else....was praying that the priest would turn out gay, but didn't happen.


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