| Drama, Romance, War
An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman's perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband's death.
The scene with Józef Tolibowski jumping into water to collect water lilies for young Barbara is widely considered one of the most romantic in Polish cinema. It has been countlessly discussed, quoted and spoofed.
Television version of "Noce i dnie" is a mini-series containing of 12 episodes which had its premiere in February 1978 and has been repeated many times since then. It includes almost four hundred minutes of material that was not shown in cinemas. The most notable differences are: