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Marketa Lazarova [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1968]

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Release Date:06/18/2013
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    Overview

    Special Features


    • New interviews with actors Magda Vásáryová, Ivan Palúch, and Vlastimil Harapes and Costume Designer Theodor Pistek
    • New Interviews with film historian Peter Hames and Journalist and Film Critic Antonín Liehm
    • In the Web of Time, a short documentary from 1989 by Cinematographer Frantisek Uldrich, in which Director Frantisek Vlácil discusses his filmmaking process
    • Interview with Universal Production Partners Technical Director Ivo Marák about the film's restoration
    • Gallery of storyboards by Vlácil
    • Trailer
    • Plus: A booklet featuring essays by film scholar Tom Gunning and translator Alex Zucker and a 1969 interview with Vlácil

    Synopsis


    Marketa Lazarova
    Vladislav Vancura's novel Marketa Lazarova was based on a centuries-old Czechoslovakian legend. The film version concerns itself with a group of pillaging feudal lords. Though they regard themselves as noble knights, these lords are a raping, robbing lot, slaves to the many superstitions that grip their land. Magda Vasaryova plays Marketa Lazarova, whose misadventures begin when she is kidnapped and abused by the "protagonists." Director Frantisek Vlacil spares us nothing in bringing the Vancura novel to the screen, not even a gruesomely convincing public beheading. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Frantisek Velecky - Mikolas
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      Josef Kemr - Kozlik
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      Harry Studt - Old Count Christian
    • Vlastimil Harapes
      Vlastimil Harapes - Young Count Christian
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      Vladimir Mensik - Wandering Monk Bernard



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