In Desert and Wilderness (1973 film)

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In Desert and Wilderness
Directed by Władysław Ślesicki
Produced by Studio Filmowe
(d. Zespół Filmowy) Iluzjon
Written by Władysław Ślesicki, Henryk Sienkiewicz (novel)
Music by Andrzej Korzyński
Cinematography Bogusław Lambach
Release date
Running time
193 min.
Country Poland
Language Polish

Desert and Wilderness (Polish: W pustyni i w puszczy) is a 1973 Polish film directed by Władysław Ślesicki. Adapted from the 1911 novel In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz,[1] it tells the story of two kids, Staś Tarkowski and Nel Rawlison, kidnapped by the rebels during Mahdi's rebellion in Sudan..

The film lasts about 3 hours, and is composed of 2 parts which were shown separately in theaters. Work on it started in 1971. It was filmed in Egypt, Sudan and Bulgaria,[2] with an international cast and crew. At the same time, a four-part miniseries was made.[3] It is very much like the movie, but has some additional scenes and the ones that can be seen in the movie look and sound slightly different (In Desert and Wilderness (1974 TV series)). Another adaptation was released in 2001



  1. ^ Biography and Book Database of Henryk Sienkiewicz - (EN)
  2. ^ Film (2 parts) - (PL)
  3. ^ Miniseries (4 parts) - (PL)

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