Polish Witcher Trivia #9 – Beggars in Novigrad quote a Polish comedy

FeatureJul 20, 2017 at 2:14a PSTby Michal Manka

Polish Witcher Trivia #9 – Beggars in Novigrad quote a Polish comedy

It's time to kick off the penultimate episode of our Polish Witcher Trivia. Today it's all about women, trust, Polish comedies and losing a hand. Sounds interesting?

Top o’ the mornin to ya, Witcher fans! We’re back with the next part of our Polish Witcher Trivia, where we want you to see all the cool easter eggs that were made specifically for the Polish audience. Today’s bit won’t be long, nor is it substantial in the game, but it is a cool one and I felt like it was worth mentioning. Let’s get it on, shall we?

These are the men responsible for today’s edition of Polish Witcher Trivia. - 2017-07-20
These are the men responsible for today’s edition of Polish Witcher Trivia.

When you’re walking the streets of Novigrad in Geralt’s shoes, you can find two beggars sitting somewhere on the side of the road, one of them missing a hand. Sometimes they’re talking about women. The dialogue goes like this:

“A long time ago I trusted a woman as well. Back then I would agree to have my hand chopped off for her.”

“And..?”

“And now I’m missing a f***ing hand.”

This conversation is an almost direct quote from a Polish comedy from 2000 by Olaf Lubaszenko entitled Boys don’t cry (Polish title: Chlopaki nie placza). In the movie, one of the gangsters going by the name of Fred says this to his friend, Grucha, who apparently fell in love with a woman. Contrary to what happened to the beggar in the game, Fred (played by the famous Polish comedian Cezary Pazura) actually did not lose a hand. Apparently his trust had limits.

That’s Fred, the gangster whose words were used in the game. - 2017-07-20
That’s Fred, the gangster whose words were used in the game.

That’s it for today, folks. This is the penultimate installment of my little series related to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I’ll see you soon for the last part, I hope you stick with me for one final ride. Also, keep in mind that having some time off school (it’s vacation time, after all!) is a great excuse to play through the game one more time and hunt for some easter eggs of your own. Good luck!

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