As the Napoleonic Wars rage across Europe, two officers from opposing armies meet by chance in Saragossa, Spain, where they're mutually bewitched by a book they find. It recounts the story of Alfonso van Worden (Zbigniew Cybulski), a Walloon Guard captain, trying to reach Madrid via the Sierra Moreno Mountains. There, he is at every turn thwarted by concupiscent princesses (Iga Cembrzynska-Kondrati, Joanna Jedryka), a cunning hermit (Kazimierz Opalinski) and an unrelenting Spanish Inquisition.
Director: Wojciech Has
Writer: Tadeusz Kwiatkowski and Jan Potocki
Cast: Iga Cembrzynska-Kondrati, Zbigniew Cybulski, Aleksander Fogiel, Joanna Jedryka, Barbara Krafftowna, Slawomir Linder, Miroslawa Lombardo, Leon Niemczyk, Kazimierz Opalinski, Adam Pawlikowski, Franciszek Pieczka and Beata Tyszkiewicz