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As, the ultimate Polish Cape
Hydrozagadka is a surreal Polish movie, released in 1970. During a heat wave in Warsaw everyone is drowning in sweat, and, to make matters worse, all the water in the city starts to disappear mysteriously. Professor Milczarek asks As, the intrepid superhero, to help him investigate.
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Hilarity Ensues.

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The movie provides examples of:

  • Card-Carrying Villain: Two of these trying to steal the Warsaw water. The horror!
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  • Cartoonish Supervillainy: Befitting a wonderfully silly movie.
  • The Casanova: Jurek is trying (with As's Love Interest!) but she's unimpressed.
  • The Cape: As. Also, The Ace - it's his name!
  • Clark Kenting: As's civilian identity is Jan Walczak, a mild-mannered draughtsmannote . He does not conceal his face in any way, doesn't even wear a Domino Mask.
  • The Comically Serious: Both straight and a meta-example, since the directors' explicit goal was to make as wonderfully silly movie as possible at the time movies were considered Serious Business. As especially delivers completely ridiculous lines without as much as a twitch of his facial muscles, but he's not an exception.
    As: Because I respect social decency and public peace, I shall not rip this door out to deal with you, mister!
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  • Sophisticated as Hell: Jurek. His "sophisticated" and "worldly" phrases are immediately followed with "Take off your hat" spoken in a noticeably crude, yokel way.
    Jurek: We shall make love the French way. Take off your hat!
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