In Desert and Wilderness (2001 film)

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In Desert and Wilderness
W pustyni i w puszczy 2001.jpg
Movie poster
Directed by Gavin Hood
Produced by Waldemar Dziki, Włodzimierz Otulak
Written by Gavin Hood, Henryk Sienkiewicz (novel)
Starring Karolina Sawka
Adam Fidusiewicz
Mzwandile Ngubeni
Lungile Shongwe
Music by Krzesimir Dębski
Cinematography Jacek Januszyk
Release date
Running time
111 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish
Budget 4.2 mln. $

In Desert and Wilderness (Polish: W pustyni i w puszczy) is a 2001 Polish film directed by Gavin Hood.[1] Adapted from the 1911 novel In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz,[2] it tells the story of two kids, Staś Tarkowski and Nel Rawlison, kidnapped by the rebels during Mahdi's rebellion in Sudan.

Filming took three months. It was filmed in South Africa and Tunisia. The original director fell ill at the very beginning of filming and his role was taken by Hood. A miniseries were made at the same time this time as well (In Desert and Wilderness (2001 TV series)).[3] The film was said to be more modern, notably in its depiction of intercultural relationships. Although it's not that close to the book, it still enjoyed a considerable success.


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  1. ^ About film - (PL)
  2. ^ Biography and Book Database of Henryk Sienkiewicz - (EN)
  3. ^ About miniseries (3 parts) - (PL)

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