Diabel (The Devil)
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Diabel (The Devil)
Though presumably dealing with the Prussian army's invasion of Poland in 1793, this ambitious and highly allegorical drama probably seemed too contemporary to Polish censorship back in 1972 , thus didn't get released until 1988. Young Polish nobleman Jakub (Leszek Teleszynski) is saved from imprisonment by a stranger. In return, the stranger wants to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. As he follows his mysterious savior across the country, Jakub is affected by the overall chaos and moral corruption; he goes insane and becomes a mass murderer. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

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"Whether taken as a historical drama or a horror film, The Devil is unabashedly a parable about misappropriated anger against the forces of evil."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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