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Give the Devil His Due (1985)

S certy nejsou zerty (original title)
Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

Director:

Hynek Bocan

Writers:

Jirí Just (screenplay), Hynek Bocan | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vladimír Dlouhý ... Petr Máchal
Ondrej Vetchý ... Devil Janek Vraník
Jana Dítetová ... Grandmother
Josef Kemr ... Count
Viktor Preiss ... Governor
Jaroslava Kretschmerová ... Dorota Máchalová
Dana Bartunková Dana Bartunková ... Angelína
Monika Pelcová Monika Pelcová ... Princess Adelka
Karel Hermánek ... Lucipher
Petr Nározný ... Corporal
Václav Vydra ... Wooer
Frantisek Vicena ... Miller Máchal
Jan Skopecek ... Henchman
Vladimír Hrubý ... Devil Drápal
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Ivana Andrlová ... princess Adelka (singing voice)
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Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means nothing to her. The second daughter Adelka is kind and humble and falls in love with Petr. Petr meets a devil and together decide to punish the evil ones.

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Veronika Jeníková, Veronika Gajerová and Ilona Svobodová were also considered for the part of princess Adélka, eventually played by Monika Pelcová. See more »


Soundtracks

Voda, vodenka
Music by Jaroslav Uhlír, lyrics by Zdenek Sverák
Performed by Ivana Andrlová
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The best fairytale film
5 January 2007 | by uncle-istvanSee all my reviews

There are only four movies which I rated 10/10 so far. This one deserves it for many reasons. Great acting, beautiful costumes, hilarious dialogues... Some of the dialogues have become so popular that they get quoted in everyday speech.

Josef Kemr is great as the weakling duke, Petr Narozny as the sadistic Corporal, Ondrej Vetchy as the feckless Devil, Karel Hermanek as the manic Lucipher :) tell me of another Czech movie with so many good actors.

If the definition of a 'cult film' is "a film that dedicated fans can watch over and over again", then this is definitely a cult film.

I can think of only two other fairy tales that rank somewhere near this one: "Andel Pane" and "Tri Veterani".


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 October 1985 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

S čerty nejsou žerty See more »

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