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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
"Valerie a týden divu" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  16 October 1970 (Czechoslovakia)
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

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Cast overview:
Jaroslava Schallerová ...
Helena Anýzová ...
Babicka / Elsa / Matka / Rusovláska
Petr Kopriva ...
Orlík
Jirí Prýmek ...
Tchor-konstábl
Jan Klusák ...
Gracián
Libuse Komancová ...
Sluzka-novicka
Karel Engel ...
Kocí Ondrej
Alena Stojáková ...
Hedvika
Otto Hradecký ...
Statkár
Martin Wielgus ...
Tchor-father
Jirina Machalická ...
Kvetinárka
Michaela Klocová ...
Sluzka
Zdenka Kovárová ...
Sluzka
Bedriska Chalupská ...
Sluzka
Robert Nezval ...
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A thief awakens Valerie, just 13, taking earrings left to her by her mother. By morning, the earrings have been returned, Valerie's first period has begun, and a troupe and a missionary have arrived in her Medieval town. The thief is Orick; he reports to a cloaked constable who may also be the missionary. Attention to sexuality is everywhere: Valerie's grandmother's puritanical nature, the missionary's sermon to the town's virgins, the parish priest's attempt to seduce Valerie, and lusty adults at play. Valerie's nascent sexuality puts her in great danger. Can she navigate the passage from innocence to experience, a route teaming with vampires, a murderer, and an obscure family tree? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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16 October 1970 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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I Valerie stin evdomada ton thavmaton  »

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Trivia

As of October 2007, is currently playing at selected venues as a silent film with a live orchestra and re-interpreted score. The project is known as The Valerie Project. See more »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
Grandmother: Hedvika is marrying
Valerie: Poor Hedvika
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Referenced in The Company of Wolves (1984) See more »

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Truly an artistic masterpiece if any...
5 July 1999 | by (Forshaga, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie by Jaromil Jires is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen, add to that a very dreamy atmosphere and a very theatrical plot concerning a little girl, her brother, her grandmother and a very strange priest. The priest is a devilish vampire, plotting to steal souls and prolong his life and he traps the grandmother in his evil scheme.

I do not want to expose more of the plot, because it's all so great. Just watch it, float along with it, and be impressed by it. Still the colors, the camera work and the acting and EVERYTHING is just.... The best.


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