The Strakonice Bagpiper / Strakonicky dudak DVD

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The Strakonice Bagpiper / Strakonicky dudak DVD
The most famous work of Czech classic Josef Kajetán Tyl is the romantic tale "The Bagpiper of Strakonice, or The Feast of the Wild Women." It tells the story of a poor village musician who sets out into the world in search of wealth and fame. His mother, a forest fairy named Rosava, gives him an extraordinary gift for his journey – she imbues his bagpipes with magical power. Švanda achieves success after success, earning a lot of money and gaining widespread recognition. However, he grows distant from his home village and his beloved Dorotka. Instead of listening to the advice of good friends, he heeds the flattery of sycophants, led by the cunning globetrotter Vocílka. Only a sudden fall from grace opens his eyes. Among the three film adaptations, the 1955 version by Karel Steklý is the most popular with audiences. The title role was played by Josef Mixa (who also performed it on the stage of the National Theatre at that time), with Marie Tomášová as Dorotka, Rudolf Hrušínský as Vocílka, Ladislav Pešek as Kalafuna, and Vlasta Fabianová as Rosava.

Product Details DVD
Length 107 min.
Production Year 1955
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Region ALL

Director Karel Stekly
Cast Josef Mixa, Ladislav Pesek, Jana Ebertova, Jaroslav Prucha, Marie Tomasova, Rudolf Deyl st., Jaroslav Vojta, Josef Bek, Frantisek Slegr, Rudolf Hrusinsky, Vlasta Fabianova, Karel Jicinsky, Vitezslav Vejrazka, Vera Bensova, Kveta Fialova, Josef Hlinomaz

Also Known As:

Hungary - A varázsduda
World-wide (English title) - The Strakonice Bagpiper
Czech - Strakonický dudák

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