Byl jednou jeden král
1955, regia di Borivoj Zeman
Scheda: Nazione: Cecoslovacchia - Produzione: Cn - Soggetto: Bozena Nemcová - Sceneggiatura: Jirí Brdecka, Oldrich Kautský, Jan Werich, Borivoj Zeman - Fotografia: Jan Roth - Montaggio: Josef Dobrichovský - Costumi: Bohumil Sochor - Musiche: Václav Trojan - Formato: Color - Durata: 107'.
Cast: Jan Werich, Milena Dvorská, Vlasta Burian, Miroslav Hornícek, Frantisek Cerný, Gustav Hrdlicka, Irena Kacírková, Milos Kopecký, Lubomír Lipský, Stella Májová, Zdenek Díte, Eman Fiala, Marie Glázrová, Frantisek Hanus, Fanda Mrázek, Josef Pehr, Vladimír Ráz.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - volny.cz - webpark.cz - vltava.cz - czechmoviehouse: «A King, who calls himself "I the First", wants to know, who of his three daughters loves him most. The youngest of them, Maruka, states that she loves him like salt. The king is flamed up, because salt is just a "worthless mineral", and he expels her out of the palace. Maruka puts up at a wise old woman and then falls in love with a young fisher. In the meantime the king mourns for what he did, but he wants to prove that he was true and orders to destroy all salt in the kingdom. Eventually he learns that he was wrong and gets rid of his proudness. Another fairy-tale attempt of Boivoj Zeman, again very successful. This movie can be called a classic of Czech cinematography... Zeman's story starts as little more than a hammed up version of Shakespeare's King Lear...».
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