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What a horse!

Can you see this gallop?

She's flying.

A grey one!

- I'm starving.

- If there are ladies here, you'll live.

They aren't greeting us.

They got the news about Germans

quicker than we did from the staff.

I wonder who's been here?

You could have washed her back.

You're late.

Be quiet.


you're back.

Please, gentlemen.

- Capt Chodakiewicz.

- Lt Wodnicki.

- Cadet Grabowski.

- They took all the horses away.

And she... went after the herd.

They took them in the night...

and got into their cars.

They said the war was going to end

in two weeks' time.

- A great horse.

- Probably after Galka.

- Her father's name was Icarus.

- Where can you hide it?

The Germans broke the front line.

They'll be here soon.

- Did anybody ask you?

- A dispatch to the commander!

Captain, a dispatch!

- You can go.

- Yes, sir!

Gentlemen, to horse!

What a horse!

Its colour will instantly draw

the enemy's fire.

In case of bombing

cover her with a coat.

- You're sure to die if you ride her.

- To charge on such a horse just once!

I'd advise you to withdraw from

the palace for at least a few days.

You know what can happen to you here.

At my age... probably nothing.

I'm like an old wreck.

It holds together...

as long as you don't move it.

Where have you been so long?

Take Lotna out. Tie her up well.

She came to say goodbye to me.

A beautiful mare!

- Do you like it?

- Very much.

The same.


Lotna... is my last joy.

Please, take her.

Let her carry you...

to victory.

God bless you.


Take out the white mare from the stable.

The girl will show you.

- The saddle from my Wrona.

- Yes, sir!


Uhlans are coming!


- Where's sergeant?

- He'll be here soon, he'll catch up.


I didn't steal it! He gave it to me!

We can go back. I swear.

Why would I need such a horse?

I took it... for you, captain.

Saddle her!

So you've got a horse.

Lotna? She's precious.

I wouldn't exchange her for any girl.

Witek, you have the same taste as I do.

Have you ever seen such slender,

strong legs?

Such an ankle!

This nimbleness! Grace!

He's having a dream.

A nightmare is torturing him.

Be quiet, for God's sake!



Wait. What fish!


I got hit in the very heart.

Damn. There's still a sign.

A cigarette.

A flea must have bitten you.

- But you don't believe in dreams.

- But what if...

God forbid!

That's what bothers you.

It's about Lotna.


- The shorter one!

- Gentlemen.

Let me not wait for too long.

Butterfingers, they'll make her lame.

A cigarette.

- Have the tanks come?

- Not a single one.

- Go back to the platoon.

- Yes, sir.

- We're surrounded.

- We're going to break through.

Only infantry and cars on this road.

We're going to this ford.

Here the woods will give us shelter.

We must get out.

We'll be needed yet.

Our only chance...

is to break through with sabres.


Don't spatter at the trumpet, snot!

Did you bump into Germans?

Tell me.

Watch out. He is walking

as if he was drunk.

Sleep. Dream about a wife.

But not yours.

What's the situation?

- Ask captain.

- Tell me what you know.

- We're knee deep in this shit.

- Have the tanks come?

No. Just infantry and cars.

The tanks go blindly.

They're afraid too.

You throw a grenade...

and they roast like on a frying pan.

Remember to shave, boys,

it's a holiday.


the troops are leaving.

They won't even have breakfast.

Has something happened, captain?

Do you have any news?

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Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Witold Wajda (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ˈvajda]; 6 March 1926 – 9 October 2016) was a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion and Golden Bear Awards, he was a prominent member of the "Polish Film School". He was known especially for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation (1954), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958).He is considered one of the world's most renowned filmmakers whose works chronicled his native country's political and social evolution and dealt with the myths of Polish national identity offering insightful analyses of the universal element of the Polish experience - the struggle to maintain dignity under the most trying circumstances. Four of his films have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: The Promised Land (1975), The Maids of Wilko (1979), Man of Iron (1981) and Katyń (2007). more…

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