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A non-narrative voyage round Sedlec Ossuary, which has been constructed from over 50,000 human skeletons (victims of the Black Death).

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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A non-narrative voyage round Sedlec Ossuary, which has been constructed from over 50,000 human skeletons (victims of the Black Death).

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

21 April 2009 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Kostnica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of Kostnice. Originally the film was accompanied only by the commentary of the ossuary guide. Svankmajer asked Zdenek Liska to write the music that in the second version replaced the commentary. First version was distributed on video by Krátký Film in Czech Republic. Version with music is available from The British Film Institute/Connoisseur Video. See more »

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Scary place
20 April 2018 | by RainbiwDash42See all my reviews

I think, that movie is very good. The film shows in all its glory one of the most macabre places in the world. The director decided that it was best not to say a word. Really. The spectacle is so shocking that comments are not needed. 70,000 human bones have the interior of the church. The place itself is creepy. Schwankmeier masterfully conveyed this horror. The music is perfect. The atmosphere and suspense are pumped. The operator takes the most beautiful shots. Installation is at height. While there is no better movie about this place. I recommend to all.


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