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Morgiana (1972)

Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director:

Juraj Herz

Writers:

Vladimír Bor, Alexander Grin (story "Jessie and Morgiana") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iva Janzurová ... Klára / Viktorie
Josef Abrhám ... Marek
Nina Divísková ... Otylie
Petr Cepek ... Glenar
Josef Somr ... Opilec
Jirí Kodet ... Bessant
Jirí Lír ... Dustojník
Ivan Palúch ... Karel
Zuzana Fisárková ... Mercedes
Marie Drahokoupilová ... Alzbeta
Jana Sedlmajerová Jana Sedlmajerová ... Eva
Karel Augusta ... Dr. Mayer
Luka Rubanovicová Luka Rubanovicová
Ruzena Vlcková Ruzena Vlcková ... Posluhovacka
Olga Przygrodská Olga Przygrodská ... Mladá sluzka
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Моргиана See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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this is what cinema is all about!
15 August 2005 | by lakemagenta84See all my reviews

This is my favorite film. possibly the most melodramatic films i've seen, the costumes and make up are so over the top that you can barely tell that the two main characters are played by the same actor. The film has so much color in it with all the costumes and gardens but this dark fairytale could almost be considered a film noir. The soundtrack might be it;s only downfall, the music itself is so beautiful and powerful but it plays too big a part in creating an atmosphere, some scenes are downgraded by the overwhelming score. My favorite scene is in the brothel, i've never seen such amazing looking prostitutes! they make me want to buy a caravan and take up witchcraft.

as a matter of interest; In the book the two sisters are one character with a multiple personality. Unfortunately Herz was unable to make such a controversial film, so, to stay as close to the original story as possible the two sisters are played by the same woman. This book by Alexander Grin (who starved under Stalin) has not been translated into English as far as i know.


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