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The Incredibly Sad Princess (1968)

Sílene smutná princezna (original title)
This is a witty and charming, Pop-Art fairytale featuring Czechoslovak popular cultural icons. Then-20-year-old composer Jan Hammer after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia immigrated ... See full summary »

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Borivoj Zeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Vondrácková ... Princezna Helena
Václav Neckár ... Princ Václav
Bohus Záhorský ... král Dobromysl recený Veselý (as Bohumil Záhorský)
Jaroslav Marvan ... král Jindrich
Josef Kemr ... Iks
Darek Vostrel Darek Vostrel ... Ypsilon
Frantisek Dibarbora Frantisek Dibarbora ... Kat
Oldrich Dedek Oldrich Dedek ... Kokoska
Stella Zázvorková ... Chuva
Branislav Koren Branislav Koren ... Janek (as Bronislav Koren)
Ondrej Jariabek Ondrej Jariabek ... voják Václav
Jozef Kuchár Jozef Kuchár ... voják Josef (as Josef Kuchár)
Karel Effa ... Nápadník
Antonín Jedlicka Antonín Jedlicka ... Nápadník
Bohuslav Kupsovsky Bohuslav Kupsovsky ... Dvoran (as Bohuslav Kupsovský)
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Storyline

This is a witty and charming, Pop-Art fairytale featuring Czechoslovak popular cultural icons. Then-20-year-old composer Jan Hammer after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia immigrated to the US where he continued composing. The female star Helena Vondrácková became the most applauded diva of the Czechoslovak official pop-music scene. In communist Czechoslovakia the talented filmmakers took refuge from politically problematic films in the genre of fairy-tales, which became extremely celebrated and well known in the Eastern block. Written by Gulsen Gecim

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

7 June 1968 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Šíleně smutná princezna See more »

Filming Locations:

Bojnice, Slovakia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rudolf Deyl was director's first choice for the part of king Dobromysl. However, Deyl suddenly died before shooting, and Bohus Záhorský was cast instead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #4.1 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jedním tahem
Music by Jan Hammer
Lyrics by Ivo Fischer
Performed by Václav Neckár
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Beloved childhood classic
28 April 2019 | by mklimkovSee all my reviews

I absolutely adore the aesthetics of this movie! The design of the castle and the costumes are just gorgeous! Besides that, all the political jokes hidden or not-so-well-hidden in a lot of the dialog. Not to mention the music and the gorgeous singing of the main protagonist! It's ten out of ten for me as I have a very strong relationship to this movie - it's a childhood classic for me and I enjoy it and love it to this day. I would recommend anyone and everyone to watch it. It's a gem.


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