Victor Garnier a perdu presque toutes ses économies en suivant les indications du directeur de la banque. Maintenant il n'a plus de sous. Mais une idée géniale lui vient à l'esprit: si la ... See full summary »
Louis de Funès,
The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.
Krabat, a beggar boy, is lured to become an apprentice to an evil, one-eyed sorcerer. With a number of other boys, he works at the sorcerer's mill while learning black magic. Every ... See full summary »
The children's films made in the Socialist countries were just about their only productions not to be blighted by dogma. Though it's slow and it's characters are thinly etched THE JESTER'S TALE is still agreeable. The combination of live action and drawn material has style through it's lack of artifice - real troops extend the painted line, the points of the compass appear in the sky above the real horsemen. The black and white composite images remain striking.
The film is the contemporary of FAN FAN LA TULIPE and shares the same enjoyable spirit as well as similar action choreography. If animator Zeman had been more at home with actors he might have made this one a more memorable venture but what he has done is still pleasant viewing.
THE JESTER'S TALE makes an interesting comparison with the serious Czech historical drama HONOR AND GLORY set in the same period.
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