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Castle of Otranto (1977)

Otrantský zámek (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Horror | 1977 (Czechoslovakia)
A mockumentary-style adaptation of the gothic 1764 novel of the same name, which includes Terry Gilliam-like animations throughout.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writers:

Jan Svankmajer, Horace Walpole (novel)
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Milos Frýba Milos Frýba
Jaroslav Vozáb
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A mockumentary-style adaptation of the gothic 1764 novel of the same name, which includes Terry Gilliam-like animations throughout.

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Not Rated
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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1977 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Mocumentary Svankmajer's style
15 October 2006 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

"The Castle of Otranto" is animation/short/mocumentary based on "The Castle of Otranto", a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole, the first Gothic novel. The novel takes place in Otranto in southern Italy. In Jan Svankmajer's mocumentary, the amateur archaeologist Dr Vozáb has set to prove that the supernatural ghost love story takes place not in Italy but in Otranto Castle near Nachod in Czechoslovakia. The events of the story where the characters step out from the pages of the book and presented in animation, are inter-cut with the interview between the Dr Vozáb who is passionate about his findings that prove his idea and a TV reporter who is skeptical about the whole idea... until the very last shot in the movie.


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