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Janusz Zakrzenski in On the Banks of the Niemen

On the Banks of the Niemen

1987 NR

A battle between love and social status brews in this sweeping historical drama set in 1863, during the Polish insurgence against Russian control. Justyna Orzelska (Iwona Pawlak) and Jan Bohatyrowicz (Adam Marjanski) fall in love, but can't be together as one comes from nobility and the other is a commoner. Will their love survive, or will society rip them apart? Based on the Polish novel &NFi;Nad Niemnem&NFi_; by Eliza Orzeszkowa.