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Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970)

Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (original title)
Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a... See full summary »

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Pavel Jurácek

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Pavel Jurácek, Jonathan Swift (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lubomír Kostelka ... Lemuel Gulliver
Klára Jerneková Klára Jerneková ... Markéta
Milena Zahrynowska ... Dominika
Radovan Lukavský ... Profesor Beiel
Jirí Janda Jirí Janda ... Patrik
Ludek Kopriva ... Vilém Seid
Milos Vávra ... Emil
Miroslav Machácek ... Munodi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karel Bodnár Karel Bodnár
Jindrich Bonaventura ... Komorník
Pavel Bosek Pavel Bosek ... docent Baux
Slávka Budínová ... Vilma Seidová
Nina Bártu Nina Bártu ... Kojná
Vítezslav Cerný ... Kat
Alois Curík Alois Curík
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Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a watch from its waistcoat breast pocket. The half-ruined house that he enters reminds Lemuel of his childhood and brings up a painful memory of a dearly loved girl Markéta who was drowned years ago. Gulliver finds himself in Balnibarbi, a country where he doesn't understand the laws and habits and so continually offends against public decency. It is a day when people are ordered to keep their mouths shut and they force their visitor to follow suit. He faces harsh interrogation and finds it difficult to explain that he is not the rabbit Oscar whose watch has been found in his possession. Written by NFA.cz

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 August 1970 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Case for a Young Hangman See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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A Salvador Dali's Film
12 December 1998 | by Don GuanSee all my reviews

This motion picture tells us about the special trip of a very special gentleman named Pan Gulliver who was really surprised finding a rabbit Oscar on the road, wearing the checked shirt with the short trousers. Two minutes later we learn about the Balnebard's country where the people keep silent one day a week sparing the air, where there is an immortal poet living on the railway-station.This strange surreal world where black is white and white is black is headed by a king who is working now as a doorman in Monte-Carlo. Now there is only one person living in the castle - Prince Milevin - who's got nothing except excessive consumption of all the castle's wine-storage.Too many uncertain questions with too few certain answers.

A great cameraman's and director's work. They perfectly created the specific space of Balnebards's terrarium.


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