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The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962)

Baron Prásil (original title)
The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

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Complete credited cast:
Milos Kopecký ...
Rudolf Jelínek ...
Tonik
Jana Brejchová ...
Princess Bianca
Karel Höger ...
Cyrano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nadesda Blazickova ...
Court Dancer
Karel Effa ...
Adjutant
Josef Hlinomaz ...
Spanish General
Zdenek Hodr ...
Nicole
Miroslav Holub ...
Enemy General
Miroslav Homola ...
Chess Player
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
The Sultan
Eduard Kohout ...
General Ellemerle
Otto Simánek ...
Ardan
Frantisek Slégr ...
Pirate Captain
Václav Trégl ...
Sailor
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The stories of Baron Münchhausen were enriched by Karel Zeman with a character of a modern astronaut Tommy and compare two different worlds - the world of a rococo cavalier whose fantasy does not have any limits and the world of a young man of the present time. The astronaut (Rudolf Jelínek) finds on the moon the famous dreamer Baron Münchhausen (Milos Kopecký), who takes him back to earth and a variety of exaggerated adventures. Amusing variation on the old stories, using live action against deliberately artificial backgrounds. Written by KrátkýFilm

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21 September 1962 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen  »

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Karel Zeman:  [Hats]  At the end, Cyrano throws his hat into space to "meet the stars." See more »

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Cyrano D'Bergarac: I cast my hat out into the universe, let it greet those who are on thier way from earth. From this day forward, the moon is no longer a dream....
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Version of Baron Munchausen's Dream (1911) See more »

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Brilliant lost classic
15 April 1999 | by (la jolla) – See all my reviews

One of the most imaginative, faithful, haunting versions of Munchausen ever. Zeman was a genius that no one seems to remember. A masterpiece of live action and stop motion using Doré's etchings as a springboard.

The fact that this movie hasn't ben resurrected and distributed (on video at least), is a true tragedy. I haven't seen it for years, but I'll never forget it. Just stunning.


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