Balladyna (film)

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Directed by Dariusz Zawiślak
Produced by Dariusz Zawiślak
Written by Dariusz Zawiślak
Music by Chris Rafael
Release date
  • 2009 (2009)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English, Polish

Balladyna aka The Bait is a 2009 thriller, produced and directed by Dariusz Zawiślak.[1][2][3]


Faye Dunaway and Mirosław Baka

The film is based on one of the dramas from the Epoch of the Romanticism - Balladyna, written in Geneva in 1834 (and published for the first time in Paris in 1839) by poet and dramatist Juliusz Słowacki.[4] Although the original drama was influenced by William Shakespeare's plays King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, Balladyna is an original romantic work. The plot is set at the time of Poland's origins. There is King Popiel, deprived of power by a usurper; the noble prince Kirkor, aiming to restore King Popiel's rule; the queen of the Gopło Lake and the elves; and two beautiful sisters, one good, the other bad. Balladyna, greedy for power, gains it through a number of crimes, including the killing of her sister Alina, the contender to marry Kirkor. In the finale Balladyna dies, struck by divine justice.


  • Faye Dunaway
  • Sonia Bohosiewicz
  • Mirosław Baka
  • Rafał Cieszyński
  • Władysław Kowalski
  • Sławomir Orzechowski
  • Stefan Friedmann
  • Tadeusz Borowski
  • Magdalena Górska



  1. ^ "Balladyna zgwałcona". Wyborcza. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Balladyna w Nowym Jorku". Newsweek Polska. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Powstaje komiksowa wersja filmu "Balladyna"". Wirtualna Polska. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Biography of Juliusz Słowacki

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