The Story of Sin

Synopsis: The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her family has boarders and one day a young man moves in and they fall in love. He is trying to get a divorce but is denied by local church people. They live together after he is wounded in a duel, and then he takes off for Rome to get a divorce. She has a child and drowns it. She hears that he has been imprisoned in Rome so she goes there only to find out that he has been released. In her wanderings through France and Germany she finds out that her lover has married a rich woman and has went back to Poland. She gets involved with two con men who use her to trap the nobleman. She kills him when they are making love then she runs off and sinks into prostitution back in the old country. She is helped by an utopian rich man but the con men reappear, trying to use her as a lead to her old lover. She tries to warn him and is killed.
Genre: Drama
130 min

...and that's my confession

St Ciprian calls virgins

fragrant flowers of the church

Embellishments of human nature

The perfect work of that nature

lmmune to corruption,

images of holiness

Thou art indeed pretty,

but that is not thy doing

Yet, to achieve a beautiful soul

is within thy power

Try to make thy soul... beautiful as thy flesh

Close your eyes to the sight of sin

But what is sin, Father?

Sin is an evil deed

But how will l know it?

lt must be a deliberate act

He who does wrong

raises his hand against God

Sin is an offence against God

lts inner cause

is imagination and lust

lts outer cause is another man...

...or Satan

Satan clouds man's mind

Quickens his imagination

and incites lust

Never read books which spread sin

Look not at obscene paintings

Avoid things which may be

charming outside...

...but filthy inside

Now, finally;

when thou walkest in the street... watch as you pass them

Am l right?


The looks of these strangers

arouse in you a strong feeling

A feeling it is hard to describe

You must not respond to those looks

with joy

Do this...

...and you attain what St Paul calls

''Love and the spirit of meekness''

But father, isn't that selfish?

Can love be selfish?

Enjoying wealth and happiness in the

face of misery is a selfish thing

Pray, and thou willst not

be deprived of mercy...

...if you make now

a solemn promise to reform


Based on the novel by

Stefan Zeromski


Directed by..

Walerian Borowczyk

Are you angry with me?

Angry? Of course not

- Did you see father Youtkievich?

- Yes

And Holy Communion?

l'll go tomorrow

Can you last a whole night...

...without sin?

Come quickly!

What's up

l can't tell you

Are you trying to annoy me?

All right, l'll tell you

Horst has a whore in there with him

You know! That red haired creature!

Lead us not into temptation

Dear Lord, l am unworthy

St Ciprian said of women..

You ruin your neighbours...

to whom you are worse than poison

l can't be that bad

O Lord, aid my humility

How are you, dad?

Get your absolution...

Did you?

Why not share some of that holiness

...with your old dad!

Why not go to confession?

Er..l will go, sweetheart

l almost went the other day

Trust me

Trust me

you went to the coffee house

You grudge me one cup of coffee?

It's not just coffee

Don't start telling me... to live my own life

Good morning

l was told you take lodgers

Yes. Come in

The room faces south west

and is always warm

- How much?

- Fifteen roubles a month

Hot water?

Of course


Included in the price

Fifteen roubles...

You said how much?


Fifteen a month

I'll take it

I'll pay in advance

l'll have my bags brought up

l'll fetch your bedding

Mind the paint.

It's still wet

Don't worry, l'll be careful.

May l introduce myself?

Lukash Niepolomski

Pleased to meet you

Get off!

The new lodger

I'm sorry, l believe your father

does the registration?

l want to show my papers

Please do

Come in

Our other tenant...Mr Adolf Horst

You lived in Wilcza Street?


It's quieter here


Perhaps you prefer it more lively?

Some people do

To be honest, l don't really care

Good. Then you're a healthy man... these neurotic times

Did the servants fix everything?

I've done it myself.

l have everything l need

l see you are married

Yes, l am

Where is your wife?

- Will she stay here?

- No

If you need a bigger room

or another bed...

No thanks. My wife is not coming

l am in Warsaw to arrange a divorce

Divorce! No easy thing

Particularly with our Catholic church

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