Most widely held works about Andrzej Seweryn
Most widely held works by Andrzej Seweryn
Danton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution.
Zemsta ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Polish and held by 188 libraries worldwide
"Two 17th century aristocratic families, due to decline in their ancestral legacies, inhabit separate parts of a crumbling castle and thrive on making each other miserable. The feuding noblemen try to outwit one another for romance and control over their extravagant realm while their family members pursue their selfish interests of greed and lust. Thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, closed-door couplings and long simmering feuds abound in this delightful farce!"--Container.
Ziemia obiecana The promised land ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Polish and held by 166 libraries worldwide
"Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair."--Container.
The Mahabharata ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The Mahabharata (which can be translated as 'The Poetical History of Humanity') is an epic tale of two sets of cousins: the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu, the king of Hastinapura, and the Kauravas, the one hundred sons of Pandu's brother, Dhritarashtra. The eldest brother of each set of cousins claims the throne of Hastinapura for himself and a struggle arises between them. At first the kingdom is divided, but, as a result of a rigged gambling match, the eldest of the Pandavas, Yuddhishtira, loses his half, and he and his brothers are forced into exile for thirteen years, after which time they will be given back their kingdom. However, when the eldest of the Kauravas, Duryodhana, refuses to do so the two sets of cousins gather their armies and go to war.
Généalogies d'un crime Genealogies of a crime ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Based on the case of Hermine van Hug, a 1920s psychoanalyst who believed that criminal tendencies are formed at age five and who labeled her nephew a murderer before he reached adolescence. The nephew proved her right by strangling her.
Ziemia obiecana ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Polish and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Interpretation of a classic epic depicting the changes in values ushered in by the industrial revolution. Three friends build a factory in Lodz but are sidetracked by local politics and a dangerous love affair.
Pan Tadeusz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A "tale of Poland's struggle for freedom just before Napoleon's war with Russia ... Follows two feuding Polish families [living in the Lithuanian village of Soplicowo] as they overcome their old conflicts and petty lives. However, they are able to unite as one with the patriotic and rebellious efforts to free the country they deeply love from Russian control" -- Container.
La condanna The conviction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 56 libraries worldwide
When a man and a woman find themselves locked in a museum overnight, their companionship quickly escalates into a night of uncontrollable loving-making. Sandra brings rape charges against Lorenzo after he reveals he has been holding the keys to the museum the whole time.
Nights and days Noce i dnie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Set in the second half of the 19th century, this film is a realistic picture of a society doomed to slavery, exile, and confiscation of property. A family history is played against the background of political events up to 1914, a time of crisis for old values and the birth of modern capitalism.
Dyrygent The conductor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Polish and held by 47 libraries worldwide
In New York Jan Jasocki, a famous émigré conductor, meets Marta, a visiting musician who is also the daughter of his first love. Nostalgic and homesick for Poland after 50 years abroad, he returns to conduct a local orchestra--the same orchestra he began with years ago. Conducting in Poland, however, is not what he had dreamed, and the concert becomes mired in government schemes to milk the political advantages of his return.
Ziemia obiecana ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Three industrialists representing different ethnic groups in Poland, build a textile factory in Lodz at the turn of the century, but encounter problems with overworked, underpaid workers.
Lucie Aubrac ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943.
Bez znieczulenia Without anesthesia / Film Polski ; screenplay, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda ; produced by Barbara Pec-Slesicka ; directed by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Polish and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Jerzy, a famous journalist just returned from as assignment abroad. Despite his success, his wife leaves him for an obnoxious young writer and refuses to explain why. Against everyone's advice, Jerzy fights the divorce and searches in vain for an explanation for why she left. At the same time, Jerzy finds that he has fallen out of official favor, for reasons no less mysterious.
On the silver globe Na srebrnym globie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A small group of cosmic explorers leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own dream. They eventually die one by one, while their children revert to a primitive native culture, creating new myths and a new god.
Letters & music by Frédéric Chopin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Dom Juan comédie en cinq actes by Molière ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Dom Juan is a brigand of hearts, and the despair of both Sganarelle, his servant, and of his upright father who repeatedly rescues him from his scrapes. He has abandoned his latest conquest, the beautiful Elvire, and is now pursued by her brothers, who have sworn to kill him. Sailing, capsizing, lovemaking, disguising, and rescuing follow as merry rake Dom Juan proceeds with his endless progress. As a joke, Dom Juan insists that a statue, gracing the tomb of one of his recent victims be invited to dinner. Amazingly, the statue nods its acceptance, and so begins libertine Dom Juan's end.
Dom Juan comédie en cinq actes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Escorté par son valet Sganarelle, Dom Juan, un gentilhomme libertin, courageux et hypocrite, séduit les femmes, se bat en duel, nie l'autorité de son père, et se moque du Ciel. Emporté par sa passion des femmes et du jeu, il ira jusqu'au parjure.
Pan Tadeusz ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in Polish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Centers on two families who live in the Russian-controlled part of Poland: the Horeszkos, who ardently favor independence, and the Soplicas, who support Russia. This film explores the hopes and hardships endured by a divided Poland striving for liberation.
Cyrano de Bergerac un spectacle de la Comédie Française by Andy Sommer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The tale of the soulful poet/philosopher and expert duelist named Cyrano who falls in love with the fair Roxanne, but is ashamed to woo her because of his huge nose. Instead he writes love letters for slow-witted, but handsome Christian in order to win her hand for him. She falls deeply in love with the author, but doesn't know they were written by Cyrano.
Le mariage forcé comédie en un acte by Molière ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Adaptations Aristocracy (Social class) Autonomy and independence movements Business and politics Comedy films Comedy films Criminal behavior Criminal behavior, Prediction of Criminal investigation Dąbrowska, Maria,--1889-1965 Danton, Georges Jacques,--1759-1794 Drama Epic poetry, Sanskrit Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Foreign films France Hinduism Historical films History Industrialists Industrial revolution Italy Krishna (Hindu deity) Legal films Lithuania Mahābhārata Man-woman relationships Motion pictures Murder Nationalism Nobility Poland Polish people Political films Przybyszewska, Stanisława,--1901-1935 Rape Reign of Terror (France : 1793-1794) Revolutionaries Reymont, Władysław Stanisław,--1867-1925 Robespierre, Maximilien,--1758-1794 Sex Television programs Values Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wajda, Andrzej,--1926-
Seweryn, Andrzej Teodor.
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