The Peasants

Chłopi, 1973, 184 min.

The Peasants (1973)

Production

Director Jan Rybkowski
Screenplay based on a Nobel Prize – winning novel by Wladyslaw Reymont
Cinematography Marek Nowicki
Music Adam Slawinski
Art Direction Tadeuesz Myszorek

Cast

Boryna Wladyslw Hancza
Jagna Emila Krakowska
Hanka Krystyna Krolowna
Antek Ignacy Gogolewski
Blacksmith Bronislaw Pawlik
Dominika Jadwiga Chojnacka
Priest Franciszek Pieczka

Story

Based on a Nobel Prize – winning novel by Wladyslaw Raymont. Set in a small central Polish village at the beginning of the 20th century, the plot revolves around a father and son’s violent love for the same woman – set against the rich detail of country tradition and folklore.