The Devil (1972 film)
1987 theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Andrzej Żuławski|
|Written by||Andrzej Żuławski|
|Starring||Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Michal Grudzinski|
|Music by||Andrzej Korzynski|
|Cinematography||Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Maciej Kijowski|
|Edited by||Krzysztof Osiecki|
Diabeł is a 1972 Polish historical film with elements of horror written and directed by Andrzej Żuławski. It was released in 1972. At the time of its release it was banned by the Communist government in Poland.
During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow conspirators. Following his mysterious saviour across the country, Jakub sees the overall chaos and moral corruption including his father's death and his girlfriend's betrayal. Being apparently demented by what he has seen, he commits a number of seemingly motiveless and gory killings.