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War of the Fools (1964)

Bláznova kronika (original title)
Karel Zeman's brilliant animation, cowritten with Jurácek: ironic, surreal, following the adventures of a plowboy and a mercenary to the battlefields of the Thirty Years War.

Director:

Karel Zeman

Writers:

Pavel Jurácek (screenplay), Radovan Krátky | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Petr Kostka ... Petr
Emília Vásáryová ... Lenka
Miroslav Holub ... Matej
Karel Effa ... Varga
Valentina Thielová ... Komtesa Veronika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josef Haukvic Josef Haukvic ... Císarský musketýr
Jirí Holý ... Spanelský dustojník
Eduard Kohout ... Hrabe
Frantisek Kovárík ... Sasek
Vladimír Mensík ... Dvorní malír
Miloslav Prúsa Miloslav Prúsa
Cestmír Randa ... Vachtmajstr
Eva Senková Eva Senková ... Countess
Ladislav Zápotocký Ladislav Zápotocký ... Generál
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Karel Zeman's brilliant animation, cowritten with Jurácek: ironic, surreal, following the adventures of a plowboy and a mercenary to the battlefields of the Thirty Years War.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

18 December 1964 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

War of the Fools See more »

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Mono
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23 August 2005 | by meiko-richertSee all my reviews

To make one thing clear: all Zeman films are great! I saw them many years ago as a child and now, 25 years later, I had the luck to see them all again. They are still as good as in my memories. OK, the technical standards have moved forward since then, but good stories and fanciful images have their advantages and will be honored by today's unbiasedly viewers too. I watched another Zeman film ("Journey to the Beginning of Time") recently with my son (6 years old) - and he was excited! "The Jester's Tale" is nearly as good as all the other Zeman classics (although it can't quite reach my all-time classics "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne", "Journey to the Beginning of Time" and "Stolen Airship"). If you have the possibility to watch these films again - do it, they are worth it!


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