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Innocent Sorcerers


Directed by Andrzej Wajda

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A celebrated landmark of Polish cinema, Innocent Sorcerers has been restored from its original materials and is presented in a new director-approved High-Definition transfer.

Following after his renowned War trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End).

A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war Communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political - and the film angered both Communist and Church authorities by showing its young characters’ explicit rejection of any ideological affinity.

With an outstanding cast headed by Tadeusz Łomnicki, Polish superstar Zbigniew Cybulski, a young Roman Polanski and featuring an incredible jazz score by renowned composer Krzysztof Komeda, this is a key film of the period and in its director’s oeuvre - and one that has substantially grown in stature over time.

  • Newly filmed, exclusive interview with director Andrzej Wajda.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by author and film critic Michał Oleszczyk.
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SKU 5060114150607
Catalogue Number DVD066
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1960
Director Wajda, Andrzej
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Poland
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Original mono (restored)
Subtitles English, optional
Language(s) Polish
Running time 84 min
DVD region 2
Certificate 12
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