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Seweryn, Andrzej

Works: 171 works in 309 publications in 7 languages and 3,123 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vFrench  War films  Historical films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Andrzej Seweryn
Indochine by Régis Wargnier ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in French and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dans l'Indochine des années trente, Éliane dirige avec son père une plantation d'arbres à caoutchouc. Elle a adopté Camille, une princesse annamite orpheline, qu'elle considère comme sa propre fille. Mais le destin va mettre leur amour à dur épreuve. Jean-Baptiste, un jeune officier français, dont Éliane est follement amoureuse, gagne le cœur de Camille. Au même moment, sur fond du nationalisme ambiant, sont perpétrés les premiers attentats contre les Français."--Boîtier
Danton by Andrzej Wajda ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film centers on Georges Danton ... the popular revolutionary leader, who returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Maximilien Robespierre ... and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." In direct opposition to the government and Robespierre, Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution. What begins as a public cause, soon turns into a personal conflict between Danton and Robespierre. Robespierre subsequently has Danton arrested for treason and France's one voice for peace faces the guillotine"--Cassette container
Zemsta ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Polish and Multiple languages and held by 205 WorldCat member 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 )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Polish and held by 160 WorldCat member 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 by Peter Brook ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member 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
Ziemia obiecana ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in Polish and held by 127 WorldCat member 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
Généalogies d'un crime Genealogies of a crime ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member 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
Pan Tadeusz ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Polish and Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member 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
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the French Resistance, Lucie, a courageous wife, struggles to save her husband, Raymond Samuel, from a firing squad. He was arrested after blowing up a train during the war. Lucie is also a freedom fighter who goes by the moniker of Aubrac. She helps free Raymond by directly threatening a prosecutor. After his release, Raymond is given a new identity and sent to continue the fight in the North. Unfortunately, he is again arrested. This time he is given the death penalty. While he awaits his sentence in jail, Lucie tries to trick the Gestapo into giving other Resistance members the chance to save Raymond
Bez znieczulenia Without anesthesia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in Polish and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Nights and days Noce i dnie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 57 WorldCat member 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
La condanna The conviction ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member 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
Na srebrnym globie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in Polish and held by 52 WorldCat member 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
Dyrygent The conductor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in Polish and held by 52 WorldCat member 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
Dom Juan comédie en cinq actes by Molière ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member 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
Letters & music by Frédéric Chopin ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Révolution française by Robert Enrico ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"La première partie, Les années lumière ... raconte les événements de 1788 au 10 août 1792, lorsque le Roi Louis XVI est jeté en prison. La seconde partie, Les années terribles ... s'achève en 1794, après les exécutions de Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton et Desmoulins. Le serment du Jeu de Paume, l'assassinat de Marat, la prise de la Bastille, l'abolition des privilèges, la déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, autant d'événements racontés dans ces deux films devenus incontournables."--Conteneur
Cyrano de Bergerac un spectacle de la Comédie Française by Andy Sommer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member 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
Ziemia obiecana Promised land ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Polish and held by 15 WorldCat member 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. Based on a novel by Wladyslaw Reymont, this widely acclaimed film by Poland's premier director garnered an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Film
Le mariage forcé comédie en un acte by Molière ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sganarelle, a wealthy older man, has proposed to Dorimene, a flirtatious young woman. Assailed with second thoughts, he consults with his friend, a couple of philosophers, and even a pair of fortune tellers. Convinced he will become the butt of marital infidelity, he struggles to break the engagement until Dorimene's brother gives him a sound beating, which convinces him to keep his commitment
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.22 for Nights and ... to 0.92 for Cyrano de ...)
Alternative Names
Seweryn, Andrzej Teodor.
Polish (60)
French (31)
English (3)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)