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War of the Fools (1964)

Bláznova kronika (original title)
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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

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18 December 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Mono
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the lighter side of Monty Python
10 June 2004 | by p-hallinanSee all my reviews

I was blown away by this film with overtones of Shakespeare's jesters. Whimsical satire, or maybe satirical whimsy - almost every scene in the film made me both laugh and think.

The Director wasn't even working on a shoestring - more like dental floss - but no matter - even the stark black and white settings add lustre to this funny and wonderful film.

The voter ratings overall give an accurate indication of the sheer quality of this comedic take on life.

Don't miss it if it comes to your neighbourhood. I promise you you won't be disappointed...


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