Juraj Herz


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jana Brejchová ... Fairies Stestena and Starost
Therese Herz ... Fairy Mína (as Tereza Pokorná)
José Luis López Vázquez ... Councilman (as José Luis Lopez Vasquez)
Marek Brodský ... Student
Towje Kleiner Towje Kleiner ... Assistant Doctor
Miroslav Donutil ... Captain
Vlado Müller Vlado Müller ... Coachman
Vladimír Javorský ... Clerk
Jan Hrusínský ... Young Lieutenant
Andrej Hryc Andrej Hryc ... Major (as Andy Hryc)
Jirí Pleskot ... Professor (as Jiri Pleskot)
Dusan Blaskovic ... Senator
Valeria Kelescenyiová Valeria Kelescenyiová ... Thea (as Valéria Keleczényiová)
Zora Kolínska Zora Kolínska ... Thea's Mother
Adolphos Sowah Adolphos Sowah ... African Diplomat


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Slovak | German

Release Date:

1 April 1987 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Galoschen des Glücks See more »

Filming Locations:

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic See more »

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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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