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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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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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 Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen (1979) 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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