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Give the Devil His Due (1985)

S certy nejsou zerty (original title)
Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

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Petr Máchal
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Devil Janek Vraník
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Grandmother
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Dorota Máchalová
Dana Bartunková ...
Angelína
Monika Pelcová ...
Princess Adelka
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Lucipher
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Miller Máchal
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Henchman
Vladimír Hrubý ...
Devil Drápal
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Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means nothing to her. The second daughter Adelka is kind and humble and falls in love with Petr. Petr meets a devil and together decide to punish the evil ones.

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Josef Abrhám, Frantisek Nemec and Petr Oliva were also considered for the part of councilor, eventually played by Viktor Preiss. See more »

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A brilliant film version of a classical fairy tale
6 January 1999 | by (Znojmo, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

This film is based on a classical story "The Devil`s Brother-in-law" written by the famous Czech fairy tale author Bozena Nemcova. The film, however, does not trace the story in every detail and has many interesting original episodes. One of the best features of this wonderful movie is the beautifully presented setting of Hell. Karel Hermanek as Lucipher is quite persuading and Jaroslava Kretschmerova as Peter`s stepmother cannot have played her role more authentically and in a more funny way than she did. Watch out for this movie, I guess it has not been on only in the Czech TV but also in Germany, Austria etc.


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