The Hexer (film)
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|Wiedźmin (The Hexer)|
|Directed by||Marek Brodzki|
|Produced by||Paweł Poppe
|Written by||Michał Szczerbic (uncredited)|
|Music by||Grzegorz Ciechowski|
|Editing by||Wanda Zeman|
|Distributed by||Vision Film Distribution|
|Running time||130 minutes|
Wiedźmin (The Hexer or The Witcher in English) is a 2001 fantasy film by director Marek Brodzki, starring Michał Żebrowski as main character Geralt of Rivia. The story is based on the books and stories of The Witcher, by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
The film is essentially the then-unreleased TV series chopped into about 2 hours, and received very poor reviews from both fans and critics. The 13-episode TV series came out the following year. The series was much more coherent than the confusing film, but was still considered a failure mostly due to the film's already bad reputation and due to vast changes to the source material. However, critics praised acting and music by Grzegorz Ciechowski.
There was no screenwriter's name in the credits. Michał Szczerbic, a few days before the premiere, demanded not to put his name there. He claimed, that authors of the movie deviated too much from his original script.
The TV series and the film were based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series titled Wiedźmin.
- Michał Żebrowski as Geralt of Rivia
- Zbigniew Zamachowski as Jaskier
- Maciej Kozłowski as Falwick
- Tomasz Sapryk as Dermot Marranga
- Kinga Ilgner as Renfri
- Grażyna Wolszczak as Yennefer
- Ewa Wiśniewska as Calanthe
- Andrzej Chyra as Borch Three Jackdaws
- Anna Dymna as Nenneke
- Agata Buzek as Pavetta
- Dorota Kamińska as Eithne
- Wojciech Duryasz as Old Witcher
- Józef Para as Druid of Kaer Morhen
- Daniel Olbrychski as Filavandrel
See also 
- The Witcher – the series of fantasy short stories
- List of The Witcher characters - Characters from The Witcher
- The Witcher – the computer game
- "Wiedźmin" (in Polish). 2011-07-08.
- Wiedźmin (The Hexer) at the Internet Movie Database
- Wiedźmin (The Hexer) at AllRovi
- Wiedźmin (The Hexer) at Rotten Tomatoes
- Unofficial website of the film (Polish)
- Original Soundtrack
- The Hexer at the Witcher Wiki