I’m sorry, Witcher fans, for being a week late with this, but I couldn’t get myself to write the final part of our Polish Witcher Trivia. I mean, I kind of got used to presenting some cool facts to you (at least I hope that you considered them cool). Before I say my goodbyes, let’s tackle this week’s subject – how the bank heist in Hearts of Stone has a pretty straightforward reference to the 1980s Polish comedy.
Vabank is the Polish movie from 1981 that can be described as crime comedy. It focuses on the adventures of a thief who had previously been ratted out by his accomplice. The thief goes by the name Henryk Kwinto, and I guess you already know where I’m going with this. In the movie, Kwinto creates a brilliant plan for a bank heist, and obviously he wants to make it look like his colleague-made-traitor was involved in it. Where’s the actual connection? Well, in Hearts of Stone we get to meet Quinto – a master lockpicker who can become a part of our crew during the Borsodi’s auction house heist. What’s interesting, CD Projekt Red decided to introduce the character in a similar manner to what we could see in Vabank. In the movie, Kwinto left the prison on his own after serving his sentence, and in The Witcher 3 Geralt has to free him, because Quinto has been caught by a bunch of wannabe bounty hunters.
And that’s it, my dear readers. This marks the final part of our Polish Witcher Trivia series. It’s been a really good adventure to dig in to the game and extract small easter eggs that are pretty specific. I hope you had at least half as much fun reading as I had when doing this little series. And I know, it should be called Geralt of Trivia – as some of you pointed out on reddit. It’s not a bad idea for a completely different series, though, so I might still come back to you with more Witcher 3 stuff and you won’t know what hit you. Below you’ll find links to all the previous parts if you want to catch up.
Over and out.
- Polish Witcher Trivia #1 – Brunwich and its significance for Polish literature
- Polish Witcher Trivia #2 – Hearts of Stone and its plot built around a Polish legend
- Polish Witcher Trivia #3 – Alceas and their role in Poland's rural landscape
- Polish Witcher Trivia #4 – Forefather's Eve
- Polish Witcher Trivia #5 – names of von Everec come from a historical family of monarchs
- Polish Witcher Trivia #6 – Novigrad's port crane was inspired by 600-year-old crane from Gdansk
- Polish Witcher Trivia #7 – Borsodi Auction House has its roots in the newest Witcher book
- Polish Witcher Trivia #8 – Cianfanelli Bank has a reference to 70s Polish comedy
- Polish Witcher Trivia #9 – Beggars in Novigrad quote a Polish comedy