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The Mother of the Kings (1987)

1987-01-01 (PL) HistoryWarDrama 2h 7m
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Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family but is soon arrested and sent to jail. During the war Lucja narrowly escapes a Nazi roundup at the black market. Her sons hold ardent Communist meetings in their apartment, with her blessing. Lucja works hard, but without complaint. After the war, Klemens is inexplicably arrested, accused by the new regime of being a collaborator. Wiktor, now a high-ranking party member, trying to defend him, himself falls into disgrace. Klemens is tortured to "confess" and dies in jail, a Communist to the end. Lucja is never told about his fate.

  1. Janusz Zaorski

    Director, Writer

  2. Kazimierz Brandys


Top Billed Cast

  1. Magda Teresa Wójcik

    Magda Teresa Wójcik

    Lucja Król

  2. Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

    Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

    Wiktor Lewen

  3. Franciszek Pieczka

    Franciszek Pieczka


  4. Bogusław Linda

    Bogusław Linda

    Klemens Król

  5. Adam Ferency

    Adam Ferency

    Zenon Król

  6. Michał Juszczakiewicz

    Michał Juszczakiewicz

    Stas Król

  7. Krzysztof Zaleski

    Krzysztof Zaleski

    Roman Król

  8. Joanna Szczepkowska

    Joanna Szczepkowska

    Marta Stecka / Stecka-Król

  9. Henryk Bista

    Henryk Bista

    Grzegorz Wiechra

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The Mother of the Kings
The Mother of the Kings

Original Title Matka Królów

Status Released

Original Language Polish

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