Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
3 August 1970
Pavel Juracek, Jonathan Swift (novel)
Case for a Rookie Hangman (Czech: Případ pro začínajícího kata) is a Czech drama film directed by Pavel Juráček. It was released in 1970. The movie belongs to the Czech New Wave.
The movie can be classified as a surrealist or absurdist satire, and it is based loosely on the third book of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, but the story is transferred to an early 20th-century world in decay. The movie shows also the influence of Franz Kafka and Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).
The satire is aimed at the Czechoslovakian society, and the movie was soon banned after its release in 1970. That meant also the end of Juráček's career.
ReferencesCase for a Rookie Hangman Wikipedia
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