MONSIEUR VOUS ETES VEUVE

By : Vaclav Vorlicek

With : Iva Janzurováa, Olga Schoberova, Eduard Cupak, Jiri Sovak
Tchécoslovaquie, 1971, 97 mn
zone 2, Couleur, Mono
10.00 €


English title: YOU ARE A WIDOW, SIR
Original title: PANE VY JSTE VDOVA !

Directed by Vaclav Vorlicek

With Iva Janzurováa, Olga Schoberova, Eduard Cupak, Jiri Sovak
Czechoslovakia, 1971, 97 mn
zone 2, Color, Mono

Original Czech version with French subtitles

This dark Czech comedy/fantasy stars Iva Janzurova in three roles, playing an actress, a murderer and a middle-aged lady. The actress and murderer, together with a European king, are on the waiting list for artificial limbs. The doctors in charge fix them up with portions of the anatomies of living human beings--well, they were living, until the doctors carved them up. The middle-aged lady, in fact, is comprised completely of spare body parts. For reasons best known to the screenwriter, this grisly farce ends with a fireworks display.

Václav Vorlícek studied filmmaking at FAMU from 1951 to 1956, and has been directing feature films since the early 1960s. Notable in his filmography are his comedies made in collaboration with screenwriter Milos Macourek.

Selected filmography :

WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE?(1966)
THE END OF AGENT W4C (1967)
YOU ARE A WIDOW, SIR (1971)
DIVKA NA KOSTETI (1972)
TRI ORISKY PRO POPELKU (1973)
HOW TO DROWN DR. MRACEK, THE LAWYER (1974)
COZ TAKHLE DAT SI SPENAT (1977)
ARABELA (1979-1981)
ZELENA VLNA (1982)


Watch a video excerpt :
Monsieur vous êtes veuve