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Cinematographer F.A. Brabec's directorial debut adapts Alfred Jarry's absurd drama in a manner emphasizing artistic stylization. With the help of a legendary screenwriter Milos Macourek and... See full summary »

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Cinematographer F.A. Brabec's directorial debut adapts Alfred Jarry's absurd drama in a manner emphasizing artistic stylization. With the help of a legendary screenwriter Milos Macourek and popular stars (singer Lucie Bílá, and comedians Marián Labuda and Bolek Polívka), the director managed an impressive rendering of the original work which highlights the ludicrousness of the utter victory of the churlish sovereign. Written by Czechfilmfan

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This wasn't the first time screenwriter Milos Macourek adapted the play of Alfred Jarry. In 1964 Macourek wrote his own adaptation, staged in Na Zábradlí Theatre. After success of the play, starring Jan Libícek as Ubu, Macourek and director Oldrich Lipský wanted to make the screen version. Unfortunatelly, after Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 they were not allowed by communist regime to do such a political film. See more »

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Chci být tvou vdovou
Music by Ondrej Soukup, lyrics by Gabriela Osvaldová
Performed by Lucie Bílá
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