The film is set in the 17th century during the Swedish invasion of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, known as The Deluge, which was eventually repulsed. However, a quarter of the country’s population died through war and plague, and its economy was greatly damaged.
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A feast of moral ardor and erotic confusion, not to mention vice versa. Rich in historical interest (Swedes used to be less nice), astonishing, absorbing battle scenes, and, above all, Malgorzata Braunek.