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The Noonday Witch (2016)

Polednice (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 3 March 2016 (Czech Republic)
A story of Eliska and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house, with the father away on business, as the mother claims. After the lie is exposed, their relationship begins to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jiri Sádek, Matej Chlupacek (co-director) (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Anna Geislerová ... Eliska / The Noonday Witch
Karolína Lipowská ... Anetka
Zdenek Mucha ... mayor Mráz
Daniela Kolárová ... Mrs. Mrázová
Jirí Strébl ... Zdenek Polácek
Marie Ludvíková ... Dása Polácková
Mikulás Prosek Mikulás Prosek ... Simon
Halka Tresnáková Halka Tresnáková ... Simon's mother
Marek Pospíchal ... Sedlácek
Tomás Bambusek ... Merta
Petr Kocourek Petr Kocourek ... Budinský
Zdenek Palusga Zdenek Palusga ... Ruml
Pavel Moravec Pavel Moravec ... Vicar
Petr Klimes ... The Noonday Witch
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A story of Eliska and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house, with the father away on business, as the mother claims. After the lie is exposed, their relationship begins to wither. At that time, the mythical Noonday Witch begins to materialize. She is coming closer and closer and the question is posed: is the danger real or is it all in the mother's head? Written by Czechfilmcenter

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Drama | Horror

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Not Rated
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at the middle of way
18 November 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A beautiful cinematography. Good performances. Seductive potential. No real story. A mother and her daughter in a village. A new beginning. Large slices of folklore. And something is lost in the effort to suggest more than show. A film about the circle of fear but it is just a large puzzle, with too different pieces, who could be only imagined as final picture but not made. Something remains in the sketch status. You have all the elements of story but the plot itself is missing. A film at the middle of way, without any direction. Beautiful, interesting, giving the flavor of old Central European myths and legends. But, unfortunately,nothing more.


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Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 March 2016 (Czech Republic) See more »

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$341,202
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