/ Polish relation about Russians, Ukrainians?
But is not she represented in a book as a ``good Catholic`` and Polish-speaking?
I dont know about her faith and language, if she is described as Ukrainian she speaks their language.
And is there any mention in the movie that she is not Polish?
Jeremi Wiśniowiecki said to Skrzetuski that she is related to Rurik dynasty. Besides movie is movie, its just shorter version of book.
And didn`t Domogarov/Bogun received only brief characteristics from side of Helena as ``A Terrible guy``?..
He did. I bet it is not a hard word from a mouth of a teenage girl promised against her will to a stranger.
Thats naturally, of course, because how Polish woman could fall in love with some Ukrainian/Ruthenian guy?! This animal? Impossible!.
.She was Ukrainian. And stop crying like a little girl and think about it twice. Helena was a noble woman, Bohun despite his fame of a great soldier was a peasant not worthy of a hand of Helena. That was the problem.
Read something about Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, one of the greatest military commanders of Polish-Lithuanian state. His mother was Polish and father was a Ruthenian noble. their marriage wasnt a problem because both were nobleman.
By the way, wasnt it Ukrainian Insurgent Army(UPA) which slaughtered thousands of Ukrainians man and woman in 1943-1945 just because they were married with Poles?
Is there actually any Polish movie in history (at least after 1989) in which any Ukrainian would be represented as a good personality?
With Fire and Sword cossacs are portrayed as brave people. Battleof Warsaw 1920 include Ukrainian soldiers which are Polish allies and enemies of communism.
In modern Polish slang word "Kozak"(cossac") is a complement which people use to describe someone as a brave man.
Not in movie With fire and sword definitely where Ukrainians are worse than plague and more terrible than fire.
Lets face the truth - between 1648-1654 cossacs slaughtered tens of thousands people, most of them were Jews. They were bloddy bastards but not much diffrent from most of people of XVII century.