Marketa Lazarova

Marketa Lazarova

Director: Frantisek Vlacil Cast: Magda Vasaryova, Frantisek Velecky, Josef Kemr
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2013
UPC: 0715515107112
Original Release: 1968
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 2:45:00
Sales rank: 14,405

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

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Marketa Lazarova 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Filmninja More than 1 year ago
This Czech masterpiece is an "unkown" classic is easily in the same ballpark as the best Tarkovsky or Bergman films. Probably requires a half dozen viewings to make sense of the plot though.