A celebrated landmark of Polish cinema, Innocent Sorcerers has been restored from its original materials and is presented in a new director-approved High-Definition transfer.
Following after his renowned War trilogy, Andrzej Wajda made this provocative film about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski (Deep End).
A commentary on the lives of young people who grew up in the new, post-war communist Poland, Wajda chronicles a bohemian milieu of motor-scooters, love, sex and jazz with great vitality and humour. The rebellion the film depicts is social and moral, not political - and the film angered both Communist and Church authorities by showing its young characters’ explicit rejection of any ideological affinity.
With an outstanding cast headed by Tadeusz Łomnicki, Polish superstar Zbigniew Cybulski, a young Roman Polanski and featuring an incredible jazz score by renowned composer Krzysztof Komeda, this is a key film of the period and in its director’s oeuvre - and one that has substantially grown in stature over time.
• Presented from a new high-definition restoration of the film, approved by the director.
• Newly filmed, exclusive interview with director Andrzej Wajda.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by author and film critic Michał Oleszczyk.
• Optimal quality dual-layer disc.
Tadeusz Łomnicki – Andrzej /'Bazyli'
Krystyna Stypułkowska – 'Pelagia'
Zbigniew Cybulski – Edmund /'Edek'
Wanda Koczeska – Mirka
Roman Polański – Dudzio
Kalina Jędrusik - Journalist
Jerzy Skolimowski – Boxer
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Screenplay – Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Skolimowski
Cinematography – Krzysztof Winiewicz
Art Direction – Leszek Wajda
Editor – Wieslawa Otocka
Sound - Leszek Wronko
Music - Krzysztof Komeda
Andrzej Wajda's award-winning films The Promised Land and Man of Marble are also available on Second Run DVD.
Innocent Sorcerers is also available as part of the
Polish Cinema Classics Box Set.
The Promised Land is available as part of the
Polish Cinema Classics Volume II Box Set.
"A cool, compelling snapshot of blossoming bohème romance. In fact, it could be the greatest first date movie of all time"
"Compelling lead performances and the vivid portrait of a newly restless milieu" Time Out
"Captures a certain bohemian state of existence in Warsaw... It's also a great place to hear the work of one more major contributor to Polish filmmaking at this time, composer Krzysztof Komeda" DVD Savant