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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)

Baron Prásil (original title)
The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself.

Director:

Karel Zeman

Writers:

Jirí Brdecka (dialogue), Gottfried August Bürger (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milos Kopecký ... Baron Munchausen
Rudolf Jelínek ... Tonik
Jana Brejchová ... Princess Bianca
Karel Höger ... Cyrano
Eduard Kohout ... General Ellemerle
Jan Werich ... Ship's Captain
Bohus Záhorský ... Admiral
Rudolf Hrusínský ... The Sultan
Miroslav Holub ... Enemy General
Frantisek Slégr Frantisek Slégr ... Pirate Captain
Karel Effa ... Adjutant
Josef Hlinomaz ... Spanish General
Zdenek Hodr ... Nicole
Richard Záhorský ... Barbicain
Otto Simánek ... Ardan
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The Muzeum Karla Zemana (Karel Zeman Museum) has undertaken a digital restoration of this film. See more »

Quotes

Baron Munchausen: You move like a girl!
Tonick: Then what should I do?
Baron Munchausen: Fight like a man!
Tonick: Will it help?
Baron Munchausen: No, but it is the proper thing to do.
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I've seen all versions of this & this is the best.
6 May 1999 | by vinniexSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, I was only able to see the Czech version one time. But it made a lasting impression on me and I've been looking for it ever since but just can't seem to get my hands on it. It's elusive, but well worth searching out. I thought I had it once at a rental store, only to find out it was the 1943 Nazi version and it just didn't capture the surrealism that the 1961 Czech version did. When Terry Gilliam's version came out in 1988, it disappointed in comparison as well.

So, if you liked the 1988 remake, you owe it to yourself to see the Czech version - if you can get your hands on it!


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

21 September 1962 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Original Fabulous Adventures of Baron Munchausen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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