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Actors: Jerzy Binczycki, Anna Dymna, Andrzej Kopiczynski
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2006     2hr 12min

Acclaimed Polish actor Jerzy Binczycki (Pan Taseusz) stars as a talented surgeon who is abandoned by his wife and daughter. Stricken with grief, he gets drunk and is badly beaten during a robbery. Suffering from amnesia, ...  more »

     
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Actors: Jerzy Binczycki, Anna Dymna, Andrzej Kopiczynski
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Polart
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/31/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1982
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 2hr 12min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Polish
Subtitles: English
 

Movie Reviews

A story that may touch your heart and bring more than a few
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Znachor" is a captivating story that truly holds your attention and does not let go. The film is about a distinguished surgeon who looses his memory after being beaten by robbers. Awakening in the countryside, he drifts from town to town working odd jobs. He realizes he has knowledge of medicine, but does not know where he learned it.

The townspeople find him a blessing, while the town doctor sees him as infringing on his domain. The movie makes you think about healers and established medicine, as one may work but is not accepted and therefore is illegal. As the surgeon slowly regains his memories, a feeling of connection to the young woman that works in the shop develops, as they both do share more in common than they realize.

Director Jerzy Hoffman, who is well known for his historical dramas based on literature such as "Pan Wolodyjowski," "Potop," and "Ogniem i Mieczem" does an equally good job with "Znachor," which is also based on a novel. It truly is an exceptional movie with an interesting story and convincing acting. "Znachor" is a story that may touch your heart and bring more than a few tears to your eyes, and although the story is sad, it is worth watching.
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