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
Release dates
Running time
119 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish

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.[1][2]


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.


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