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Bláznova kronika (1964)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Petr Kostka ... Petr
Emília Vásáryová ... Lenka
Miroslav Holub ... Matej
Karel Effa ... Varga
Valentina Thielová ... Komtesa Veronika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josef Haukvic Josef Haukvic ... Císarský musketýr
Jirí Holý ... Spanelský dustojník
Eduard Kohout ... Hrabe
Frantisek Kovárík ... Sasek
Vladimír Mensík ... Dvorní malír
Miloslav Prúsa Miloslav Prúsa
Cestmír Randa ... Vachtmajstr
Eva Senková Eva Senková ... Countess
Ladislav Zápotocký Ladislav Zápotocký ... Generál
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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

18 December 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Jester's Tale See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Mono
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Juvenile adventure retains its appeal.
11 November 2002 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

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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