In the Defence of a Lady

Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 2:18

One of the most watched videos on the channel with more than half a million views, this is not by me, this is an example of some dozen or so occasions where I just took a clip that was not available to an international audience, added subtitles and internationalised it. There have been no complaints or claims by the actual owners, who are shown in the clip, a famous cabaret (sketch show as we would put it) from Poland.

This had already been put up on YouTube a couple of times, not sure that either time is by the actual creator of the piece, but all the versions are in Polish and the exact nature of what’s going on is flying over the heads of a lot of people, and some of the comments on those videos show we need an English version.

So, finally, I spent an hour or so today turning this poignant moral tale for today’s times into something which now can address a much larger audience.

Kudos to the original author, but thumbos for the subtitles on this film, please!

Quote of the clip: “We’ve got scores to settle!”

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 568,496
Likes at the time added to HTV: 774
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 208
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 78.8%
Comments at time added: 131
Total interactions at time added: 1,113
Total interactions to views 0.2%
Camera: 3rd Party images
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: in Computer, subtitling
Other people featured: None
Genre: Subtitled comedy sketch
Music used: “e”, M
Languages used: Polish
Animals/plants featured: Naturally occuring vegetation
Other remarks: The large number of dislikes refer to a clickbait title I used at one point before clickbait becamme popular – I don’t do it now.

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

Posted on 07/06/2018, in Poland, Polish (PL), Satire and Comedy, Short films, Translated and/or subtitled by me and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s poor humor of some very last category.


    • What it is supposed to show is that men fight, but always it is women who suffer because of it. In fact what happens is that men go off and fight in stupid wars and the women lose fathers, husbands, sons, fiances, etc. This is just a graphic way to show it.


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