The Hexer (film)

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Wiedźmin (The Hexer)
Wiedzmin plakat.jpg
Release poster
Directed by Marek Brodzki
Produced by Paweł Poppe
Lew Rywin
Written by Michał Szczerbic (uncredited)[citation needed]
Starring Michał Żebrowski
Zbigniew Zamachowski
Maciej Kozłowski
Music by Grzegorz Ciechowski
Cinematography Bogdan Stachurski
Edited by Wanda Zeman
Heritage Films
Distributed by Vision Film Distribution
Release date
  • 9 November 2001 (2001-11-09)
Running time
130 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish
Budget 18,820,000
(USD$4.6 million[1])

Wiedźmin (The Hexer or The Witcher in English) is a 2001 Polish 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 written 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.[citation needed] Sapkowski himself in several interviews laconically expressed his negative opinion about the film: "I can answer only with a single word, an obscene, albeit a short one."[2] "I am a Polish Catholic, it is Lent now; I cannot utter swear words."[3]

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.[citation needed] However, critics praised the acting and music by Grzegorz Ciechowski.[citation needed]


The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).


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  1. ^ "Wiedźmin" (in Polish). 2011-07-08. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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