UN CAS POUR UN BOURREAU DEBUTANT

By : Pavel Juracek

With : Lubomir Kostelka, Pavel Landovsky, Klara Jamekova
Rép. Tchèque, 1969, 105 min
zone 2, couleur,
13.00 €


English title: CASE FOR A ROOKIE HANGMAN
Original title: PRIPAD PRO ZACINAJICIHO KATA

Directed by Pavel Juracek

With : Lubomir Kostelka, Pavel Landovsky, Klara Jamekova
Czechoslovakia, 1969, 105 min
zone 2, color

Original Czech version with French subtitles

After knocking down a rabbit in a suit Lemuel Gulliver embarks on a strange journey in search of the lost love of his youth. In a strange land full of strange people he encounters an Academy of Invention whose members are all silent and a community that has eliminated the month of November on medical grounds.

CASE FOR A ROOKIE HANGMAN is a Czech drama film directed by Pavel Juracek and belongs to the Czech New Wave. The movie can be classified as a surrealist satire, and it is based loosely on the third book of “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift, but the story is transferred to an early 20th century world in decay. The movie shows also the influence of Franz Kafka and Lewis Carroll (“Alice's Adventures in Wonderland”). The satire is aimed at the Czechoslovakian society, and the movie was soon shelved after its release in 1970. That meant also the end of Juracek's career.


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Cas pour un Bourreau Debutant
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