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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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Juraj Herz

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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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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Моргиана See more »

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Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Sumptuous Gothic semi-parody
16 August 2003 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

Juraj Herz's 1971 Morgiana is less Carroll-gone-softcore than Edward Gorey as filmed by Ken Russell-a sardonic chunk of Victorian penny-dreadful melodrama tweaked to new levels of aesthetic and emotional hysteria. Jealous of her vapidly "good" sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, blackmail, and the pesky need to kill others lest she be exposed. The women here are painted as elaborately as psychedelic-drag-queen Cockettes, and the purple extremity of their predicament is drawn in equally bizarre/extravagant terms. It's like a dress-up, younger-generation version of Baby Jane?, set in an ornamental snow globe.


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