Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:May 21, 1999
Running time:182 minutes
Cast:Iga Cembrzynska-Kondratiuk, Zbigniew Cybulski, Joanna Jedryka, Barbara Krafftowna, Elzbieta Czyzewska
Director:Wojciech Has
Producer:Kamerafilm Unit
Writer:Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
Distributor:Cowboy Booking International

Description: Based on the early 19th century novel by Polish author Jan Potocki, THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT is a brilliant, sexy and extraordinarily imaginative film. Starring the celebrated Zbigniew Cybulski ( Ashes and Diamonds), the film is ostensibly set at the end of the Napoleonic War. During the heat of battle, Belgian officer Alphonse van Worden (Cybulski) stumbles across an ancient manuscript. As he reads, a labyrinth of stories unfolds and takes the audience on a teasingly twisted trail through time and space. Erotic and supernatural, THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT was beloved by Alexander Pushkin as a novel; as a film, it was a longtime favorite of the Grateful Dead¹s Jerry Garcia. Critics frequently cite the film as one of the great masterpieces of Black and White Cinemascope cinematography. THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT is being presented, in a beautiful new print restored to its complete three hour length, by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, in dedication to the memory of Jerry Garcia.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source


Top 2015 Halloween Costumes for Kids
Will your child transform into a dinosaur, a superhero, or the latest Disney princess on October 31? Take a look at 2015's hottest Halloween costumes for boys and girls of all ages!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

8 Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween can be too scary and gory for preschoolers and kids of all ages. Find non-scary Halloween activities and party ideas that make this creepy holiday more kid-friendly.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks