New print - 1972 - Color - 119 mn - Original version with French subtitles - Poland - Horror
Directed by : Andrzej Zulawski. Produced by : Zespól Filmowy "X". Screenplay by : Andrzej Zulawski. Editing : Krzysztof Osiecki. Photography : Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Maciej Kijowski. Music by : Andrzej Korzyński. With : Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Michal Grudzinski.
1793. Prussia invades Polland. On the brink of being imprisoned, Jacub flees with his savior on the roads on the country. Becoming increasingly insane, he will start spreading death.
After the success of his first The third part of the night, winner of many international awards, Żuławski directs a Dantesque saga filled with a haunting violence, a barely disguised metaphor for the deliquescence of his country. This will be seen as a provocation by the authorities, which will ban and forbid the film until 1988. The Devil is a dark, surrealistic jewel with a hint of fantasy, a journey to the end of decline.