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Uncle Cyril (1989)

Prokletí domu Hajnù (original title)
A surreal look at madness in a brooding Czech countryside mansion.

Director:

Jirí Svoboda

Writers:

Jaroslav Havlícek (novel), Václav Sasek (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Petr Brukner ... Filip
Radoslav Brzobohatý ... Father
Václav Burkert Václav Burkert ... Osetrovatel
Petr Cepek ... Cyril
Emma Cerná ... Anna
Frantisek Cuzna Frantisek Cuzna ... Porter
Miroslav Hajn Miroslav Hajn ... Max
Emil Horváth ... Petr Svejcar
Frantisek Husák ... Dr. Milde
Valérie Kaplanová ... Grandmother
Ondrej Pavelka ... Dont
Frantisek Rehák ... Medical Doctor
Ota Sklencka ... Lachman
Evelyna Steimarová ... Eleonora
Martin Stropnický ... Petr Svejcar (voice)
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Sonya is the inheritor to the riches of a Czech noble family - the Hajns. Petr, a social climber marries her, ignoring the shady goings-on, especially an insane uncle who prowls the mansion thinking he is invisible, a peccadilo the family seems to bear with and entertain. The mad uncle stalking every corner of the house, popping out of cupboards and curtains slowly takes its toll on the young bride. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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difficult to enjoy

A wonderful looking film, set principally in a wonderful looking house and a decent cast working hard, perhaps too hard to convince of the awfulness of the situation. A suitor arrives at the family home of his young lady and there is no looking back. This is a most depressing film, with absolutely every character unlikeable. I can't recall a film before when I have so taken against the two principals. She wet and manipulative and he rude and stupid, despite his intellectual and scientific abilities. Actually, towards the end when she goes even more crazy (the clue to her change is the Exorcist like spider walk sequence) she becomes a little more endearing, but not that much. The monster in the attic (who thinks he's invisible) is madly overacted but not quite to the point of becoming fun. Relentless and uncompromising it is nevertheless difficult to enjoy.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Damned House of Hajn See more »

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