Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (1970)
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This kafkaesque version of the 3rd book of Gulliver's Travels is one of those movies that are fascinating and confusing at the same. A man comes to a land filled with big and small absurdities - many of which seem to have lost their meaning in time - and finds their ruling authority virtually non-existant.
Sadly there is hardly anything written about this but here's a great review at least (by bluesodctor): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064843/reviews?start=0
This film, the only full-length film Pavel Juracek directed, was released in one cinema for two weeks in 1969 and then withdrawn. Juracek was fired- the only person to be completely silenced, for it was plain that he could not return even if he was willing- from the state studios, accused, among his other crimes, of filling in forms arrogantly and offensively. At the same time, his wife left him and went to Germany with their daughter. A new relationship and a son did not ease his pains. Juracek died in 1989, only 54 years old, a few months before the regime that had destroyed him was destroyed in its turn.
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This movie ranks #10 in Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
This movie ranks #240 in iCM Forum's 500<400
This movie ranks #969 in Doubling the Canon