Qty:1

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • In Desert and Wilderness
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

In Desert and Wilderness


List Price: $24.95
Price: $22.46 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $2.49 (10%)
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
2 new from $14.95
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$22.46
$14.95


Frequently Bought Together

In Desert and Wilderness + In Desert and Wilderness
Price for both: $27.75

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Karolina Sawka, Adam Fidusiewicz, Artur Zmijewski.
  • Directors: Gavin Hood
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Polish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: FACETS
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009VXYRQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,954 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Before guiding X-Men: Wolverine to blockbuster glory, and steering Tsotsi to award-winning success, Gavin Hood directed this charming story based on a novel by Poland's premier writer, Henryk Sienkiewicz. While traveling with their parents who are enginee

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Brzostek VINE VOICE on February 11, 2006
In Desert and Wilderness (W Pustyni i w Puszczy) is a great family film based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Set in the 19th Century, the movie is filled with adventures in the picturesque landscapes of the African continent. It is a big budget production with great costumes, compelling music and a feel good Disney-like story.

A Polish teenager named Stas and a girl named Nel both have fathers that are engineers working on the Suez Canal. Because of an Islamic holy war, the children are betrayed and kidnapped by their own servant. The children are to be traded in exchange for Islamic captives held by the British. Managing to escape with a young African man and woman, they trek across the continent. Their grand adventure is filled with many obstacles and perils as they quest to return to their fathers.

Compared to Polish cinema in general, what distinguishes "In Desert and Wilderness" is its family friendly nature. Even by American standards, I would say it is rated "PG," something that is not always the case due to cultural differences in what is appropriate for younger viewers. The film does have some mild violence, but it is done in a way that any gruesomeness in kept to a minimum by taking place off-camera. The film may appeal most to children, but adults may find it entertaining as well.

This DVD has several language options. One can watch it in English, Polish or the original audio (Polish and Arabic). English subtitles are also available to help understand the original audio if one doesn't understand those languages but wants to enjoy it in that format. Overall, In Desert and Wilderness is probably one of the best Polish family-friendly films you can get and these language options make it easier for more people to enjoy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Ostrowski on March 1, 2012
Verified Purchase
This seems to be a remake of a early 1970s Polish also based on the Sienkiewicz novel. I noted that the movie included a 5.1 DTS English dubbed feature, although it was difficult to find in the menu. While I have Polish ancestry I am not a Polish speaker. Perhaps Polish DVD distributors, wishing to expand their market base, should seriously ensure their menus help targeted foriegners easily locate their langauge sub-titles or dubbed versions.

That said the movie was shot in South Africa and soaked in some spectacular scenary. It presents a great plot line for great family entertainment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Thundercloud on September 29, 2014
Verified Purchase
Excellent movie!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in