Rent Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969)

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Rent Birds, Orphans and Fools (aka Vtackovia, siroty a blazni) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Juraj Jakubisko's long-suppressed tale of love, death and insanity focuses on the unconventional relationship between two men and a Jewish orphan girl (Marketa Lazarova's eponymous Magda Vasaryova) as they travail a war-torn landscape of bombed-out churches and wrecked homes. Evoking the cinema of Truffaut, Godard and Buhuel, Jakubisko's exhilarating and free-wheeling film is by turns playful, surreal and, finally, increasingly nightmarish. Studded with cultural and historical references it was regarded by the then-authorities as 'decadent and harmful art' and banned until the very end of the Communist regime in 1989.
Now, forty-five years on, it remains, politically and formally, one of the most radical films of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
Actors:
Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Jan Svikruha, Jan Tomaskovic
Writers:
Juraj Jakubisko, Karol Sidon
Aka:
Vtackovia, siroty a blazni
Studio:
Second Run
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Czechoslovakia, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/06/2014
Run Time:
78 minutes
Languages:
Slovakian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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