| Adventure, Drama, History
An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.
The trilogy of books on which this movie and its predecessors are based was actually filmed in reverse order. The first movie to be made, 'Pan Wolodyjowski (1969)', is based on the final book of the trilogy, the second movie, 'Potop (1974)', was the second book and 'Ogniem i mieczem', the final movie to be made, is based on the first book.
A traditional Polish-Ukrainian song Hej sokoly is sung in the movie. This is an anachronism as the action of the movie takes place in 1648 and the song was composed in the 19th century.
On April 14 2001 the first channel of Polish public television aired the first part of the television version of the movie. The television version is almost 30 minutes longer than the version previously shown in the cinemas and contains of four episodes. It includes some scenes that were deleted from the theatrical edition, e.g. scenes with Krystyna Feldman and Agnieszka Krukówna playing Ukrainian women or Magdalena Warzecha playing Gryzelda Wisniowiecka.
Polish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Turkish