Innocent Sorcerers

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While a student in the Łódź school, Jerzy Skolimowski (the author of Knife in the Water), co-wrote Innocent Sorcerers with Andrzej Wajda. A love story and a portrait of young Poles in the 1950s, the film tells the tale of two people meeting in a bar. They don'’t care about the future; their lives seem to consist of going out, playing jazz and having love affairs with no strings attached. The night begins for them with a seemingly simple scenario— from small talk to bed. But as dawn approaches, what starts as an insignificant episode grows in meaning.

Accolades

1961 Edinburgh IFF – diploma.

Cast & Crew

Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Written by Jerzy Andrzejewski and Jerzy Skolimowski. Cinematography by Krzysztof Winiewicz. Production design by Leszek Wajda. Music by Krzysztof Komeda. Film editing by Wiesława Otocka. Production management: Stanisław Adler. © Studio Filmowe Kadr. Cast: Tadeusz Łomnicki (Bazyli), Krystyna Stypułkowska (Pelagia), Wanda Koczeska (Mirka), Kalina Jędrusik (Journalist), Teresa Szmi- gielówna (Nurse Teresa), Zbigniew Cybulski (Edmund), Roman Polański (Dudek), Andrzej Nowakowski (Musician).