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Films Directed by Jerzy Hoffman (Study Guide) - With Fire and Sword, an Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God, the Deluge, Colonel Wolodyjowski (Paperback) Loot Price: R271
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Films Directed by Jerzy Hoffman (Study Guide) - With Fire and Sword, an Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God, the Deluge,...
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Films Directed by Jerzy Hoffman (Study Guide) - With Fire and Sword, an Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God, the Deluge, Colonel Wolodyjowski (Paperback)

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This is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: With Fire and Sword, an Ancient Tale: When the Sun Was a God, the Deluge, Colonel Wolodyjowski, Prawo I Pi . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: With Fire and Sword is the English title of the Polish film Ogniem i Mieczem, a historical drama directed by Jerzy Hoffman, released in 1999. The film is based on a novel of the same name, the first part in The Trilogy of Henryk Sienkiewicz. At the time of its filming it was the most expensive Polish film ever made (since surpassed by Quo Vadis, 2001). The story is set in the Ukrainian lands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of the 17th century during the Khmelnytsky Uprising. A Polish knight Skrzetuski and a Cossack otaman Bohun fall in love with the same woman, Helena. Their rivalry unfolds against the backdrop of a Cossack uprising led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky aimed at reclaiming the control of the land from the hands of the Polish nobles. Historic events form a framework for an action- and character-driven plot, and fictional characters mingle with historic ones. The movie, conversely to the book, does not finish with the great face-off in the form of the Battle of Beresteczko. The movie has been criticized for introducing some factual inaccuracies. One of the least accurate sections of the film is Hoffman's presentation of the first battle between the Poles and the Cossacks - the Battle of Zhovti Vody. The movie suggests that the Poles were quickly routed by Cossacks and the Polish elite cavalry (husaria) showed needless bravado in the face of unfavorable weather conditions. In reality, the Poles were not only greatly outnumbered, especially after they were deserted by all the Cossacks who had switched sides and joined Bohdan Khmelnytsky, but also their commander...http: //booksllc.net/?id=1832887

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-54881-1
Barcode: 9781158548811
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LSN: 1-158-54881-8

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