Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje) (1960)





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Award-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda guides this effective tale about a young doctor and the woman he finds when he did not know he was looking. The doctor is attractive enough to have women after him all of the time, which may seem like a great problem for most men but is unsettling to him. Just when he has had it with women coming on to him, he meets a lively young femme who at first seems no different than all the rest. She manages to get into his room where the two of them spend their time talking -- a novelty, without a doubt. But then the doctor has to leave to meet some friends, and when he realizes that he wants to see this interesting woman again, she seems to have disappeared -- or so he thinks. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Critic Reviews for Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

If the film still has value, it lies in the compelling lead performances and the vivid portrait of a newly restless milieu.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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The film serves as a fascinating document of Polish youth culture during the least repressive years of the communist era, as well as a rough draft for the freewheeling comedies Skolimowski would soon direct himself

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
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I never warmed up to the would-be lovers.

Full Review… | January 25, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The intimacy and piquancy of a tango

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Audience Reviews for Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje)


I'm hoping to find a Wajda film I like as much as Kanal, but this one isn't it. It's okay... slightly new wave, as if influenced by Breathless, but I believe it actually came out first. Most of it consists of one conversation between the two main characters, whose flippant tone with each other hides a deeper desire to connect. A nice movie, but not too fulfilling. Keep an eye out for young Roman Polanski.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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