Beauty and the Beast & Panna a netvor (1978)

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    Rating: User Rating: 7.6/10
    Runtime: 83 min
    Language: czech witn hardcoded english subs
    Country: Czechoslovakia
    Color: Color
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    Director: Juraj Herz
    Zdena Studenková ... Julie / The Beauty
    Vlastimil Harapes ... Netvor / The Beast
    Václav Voska ... Father
    Jana Brejchová ... Julie's sister Gábinka
    Zuzana Kocúriková ... Julie's sister Málinka

    Description: Slovak-born director Juraj Herz is probably most known in the West for his brilliant black comedy "The Cremator" (1968) and horror-comedy The Vampire of Ferat" (1981). His style is unique amalgama of surreal poetry, horror imagery and very dark sense of humor. "Panna a netvor" - a revisionist version of well known fairy tale - is a perfect example of his eccentric and grotesque vision. Most of the action we'll see from Beast point of view (fluid camerawork by Jirí Macháne), and Beast not only ugly (bird-like creature, like on Bosch paintings) but he also suffering from dual personality. Half of his mind is in love with Beauty, meanwhile another half want to kill her immediately. I can highly recommend it to anyone who loves macabre poetics of "Lisa and the Devil" or "Malpertuis".

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  2. THX a lot. Excellent up.


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