Tag Archives: 1967

Marketa Lazarová

At its core, Marketa Lazarová is the story of two rival clans in early 13th century Bohemia: the primitive Pagan raiders the Kozlíks, lorded over by a brutal patriarch; and the slightly more civilized Lazars, led by an opportunistic father who, while unwilling to participate in the bloody raids perpetrated by the Kozlíks, is more than happy to swoop in after the fact and scavenge for anything he might think could be of value.

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Viy

Based on a story by Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol, Viy is the classic story of good-for-nothing monk Khoma, who commits a heinous crime and finds himself forced to atone for it by sitting vigil over a corpse that has no interest in staying dead.

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Deadly Sweet

Before his name became synonymous with arty, raunchy erotica, young Giovanni Brass wanted to be Michelangelo Antonioni. Deadly Sweet was inspired by Blow Up, but it lacks that film’s disillusionment. Tinto Brass thinks Swinging London is still swinging. Thus he turns in a decidedly less somber film despite a somewhat downbeat conclusion.

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