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Austeria (1983 by Kawalerowicz) poster.jpg
Directed byJerzy Kawalerowicz
Written byJerzy Kawalerowicz
Tadeusz Konwicki
Julian Stryjkowski
StarringFranciszek Pieczka
Wojciech Pszoniak
Jan Szurmiej
Ewa Domanska
Wojciech Standello
Music byLeopold Kozłowski
CinematographyZygmunt Samosiuk
Release date
March 28, 1983
Running time
109 min.

Austeria (aka The Inn) is a Polish feature film directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, produced by Zespół Filmowy "Kadr" and released in 1983.

Austeria takes place during the opening days of World War I, in the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia. Tag, played by Franciszek Pieczka, is a Jewish innkeeper whose inn (austeria means inn in the Polish dialect) is located near the border with the Russian Empire. War has broken out and local civilians are fleeing the advancing Russian Army. A number of refugees have taken shelter in Tag's inn for the night. A group of Hasidic Jews from the neighboring village arrive, followed by an Austrian baroness, and a Hungarian hussar, cut off from his army unit.

The film is based on a 1966 novel of the same name by Julian Stryjkowski, who collaborated with Kawalerowicz on the screenplay.


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