The White Sickness / Bila nemoc DVD

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The White Sickness / Bila nemoc DVD
Beautiful ghosts in the form of various Perchtas and White Ladies have a long tradition in our folklore. The kind White Lady could feed the poor and punish arrogant lords or overseers. In the mid-1960s, writer Karel Michal revisited these legends in his collection Ghosts for Everyday. In his portrayal, the White Lady – Perchta of Borštejn – continued her benevolent mission even during the socialist era. Perchta had to compensate for the arrogant indifference of those who were supposed to care for the people's welfare but instead cared only for their own comforts. Her punishable activities drew the attention of authorities at all levels and were deemed very undesirable. Similarly, the film adaptation of this story, directed by Zdeněk Podskalský in 1965, was also considered undesirable and was stored away for over twenty years to avoid provoking uncomfortable questions. In this satirical – somewhat ghostly – comedy, you will encounter Jiřina Bohdalová, Miloš Kopecký, Vlastimil Brodský, Irena Kačírková, and Rudolf Hrušínský.

Product Details DVD
Length 102 min.
Production Year 1937
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech
Format DVD (PAL)
Region ALL

Director Hugo Haas
Cast Hugo Haas, Zdenek Stepanek, Karla Olicova, Bedrich Karen, Vaclav Vydra st., Ladislav Bohac, Jaroslav Prucha, Karel Dostal, Rudolf Deyl st., Frantisek Smolik

Also Known As:

(literal English title) - The White Disease
(literal English title) - The White Sickness
Austria (TV title) - Die weiße Krankheit
East Germany (TV title) - Die weiße Krankheit
Denmark - Den hvide Pest
Finland - Suuri ratkaisu
Finland (TV title) - Valkea surma
France (reissue title) - La chute du tyran
France (première title) - La grande solution
Hungary - A fehér kór
Mexico - El castigo del dictador
Sweden - Den vita pesten
Sweden - Diktatorn och döden
USA (new title) - Skeleton on Horseback
Czech - Bílá nemoc

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