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Cinematographer F.A. Brabec's directorial debut adapts Alfred Jarry's absurd drama in a manner emphasizing artistic stylization. With the help of a legendary screenwriter Milos Macourek and... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marián Labuda ... King Ubu
Lucie Bílá ... Mother Ubu
Karel Roden ... Captain Obruba
Ivan Zachariás ... Prince Hromoslav
Ester Geislerová ... Comtess Eleutherie
Bolek Polívka ... King Václav
Chantal Poullain ... Queen Rosamunda (as Chantal Poullain-Polívková)
Ivan Vyskocil Ivan Vyskocil ... Car Nikolaj
Václav Chalupa Václav Chalupa ... Voivode Klin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Drahokoupilová ... Marquise Novohradska
Milan Kasl Milan Kasl ... Major Kozlowski
Branko Skugor Branko Skugor ... Marquis Novohorsky
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Storyline

Cinematographer F.A. Brabec's directorial debut adapts Alfred Jarry's absurd drama in a manner emphasizing artistic stylization. With the help of a legendary screenwriter Milos Macourek and popular stars (singer Lucie Bílá, and comedians Marián Labuda and Bolek Polívka), the director managed an impressive rendering of the original work which highlights the ludicrousness of the utter victory of the churlish sovereign. Written by Czechfilmfan

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 October 1996 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

King Ubu See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Milos Macourek wrote the part of Mother Ubu for Iva Janzurová specifically. However, the actress turned down the part and popular singer Lucie Bílá was casted instead. See more »

Connections

Featured in Usmevy: Úsmevy Milose Macourka (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Chci být tvou vdovou
Music by Ondrej Soukup, lyrics by Gabriela Osvaldová
Performed by Lucie Bílá
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