Krzyzacy (Knights of the Teutonic Order) (Knights of the Black Cross)
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Krzyzacy (Knights of the Teutonic Order) (Knights of the Black Cross)
Also known as Knights of the Teutonic Order, this historic epic is set in 15th-century Poland, during the time of the Teutonic invasion. Danusia (Grazyna Staniszewska), daughter of warrior Jurandt (Andrzej Szalawski), is in love with firebrand Zbyszko (Mieczylaw Kalenik). Zbyszko has sworn to avenge the death of Danusia's mother at the hands of the invaders. When he is captured by the Teutonic hordes, it is Danusia who comes to his rescue. Shortly thereafter, Danusia and Jurandt are captured and tortured. Zbyszko embarks upon a long odyssey to rescue his beloved, but by the time he finds… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If nothing else, it invites scrutiny of Poland's contemporary history."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews