Release : 2005-11-17
Genre : Comedy, Horror
Runtime : 118 minutes
Company : ATHANOR, Barrandov Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Eurimages Council of Europe, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Česká televize, Státní fond ČR pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie
Cast : Pavel Liška, Jan Tříska, Anna Geislerová, Jaroslav Dušek, Martin Huba, Karel Heřman
Language : cs
Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s funeral he is invited by a Marquis he meets at lunch to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a ‘therapeutic’ funeral. He tries to flee but is taken to a lunatic asylum where the patients have complete freedom and the staff are locked up behind bars.
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