The Devil Knows Why

The Devil Knows Why
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Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2003, 100 min
Fiction

The Devil Knows Why
Čert ví proč

Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2003, 100 min
Fiction

A fairy tale about the victory of love, courage, and positive thinking over devilish malevolence. In the land of King Dobromil the Good, honest work, decency, honor, and respect among people have ceased to exist. The power of Hell has gradually crept into the land and honest folk are fleeing. Meanwhile, the herbalist Apollonia has had a dream: the kingdom will be rescued by an unknown savior who will ride in on an ass and take Princess Annie as his bride. No one really believes the muddleheaded herbalist, as her concoctions often cause more trouble than they’re worth. When things are at their darkest, the king signs his soul over to Hell, and his perfidious minister takes over the reins of government. But then Filip, an unassuming and lighthearted romantic, arrives in the realm – riding a donkey. Apollonia is convinced that he is the savior she’s been expecting. No one, however, suspects that he is actually a prince from a neighboring kingdom…

Cast / Iva Janžurová, Tatiana Pauhofová, Csongor Kassai, Josef Somr, Štepán Kubišta, Jiří Lábus, Eva Holubová, Boris Hybner, Ivan Shvedoff    Writer / Roman Vávra, Ondrej Šulaj    Story / Miloš Macourek, Roman Vávra    DoP / Ramunas Greičius    Editor / Antonie Janková    Sound / Daniel Němec    Music / Petr Ostrouchov    Costumes / Kateřina Mírová    Set Designer / Kateřina Kopicová

Release Date / 27 February 2003

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