Genres: Comedy, Horror
Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s funeral he is invited by a Marquis he meets at lunch to spend the night in his castle. There he witnesses a blasphemous orgy and a ‘therapeutic’ funeral. He tries to flee but is taken to a lunatic asylum where the patients have complete freedom and the staff are locked up behind bars.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2005-11-17
Run time: 118 minute / 1:58
Director: Jan Švankmajer
Writer: Jan Švankmajer
Production Companies : ATHANOR, Barrandov Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Eurimages Council of Europe, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Česká televize, Státní fond ČR pro podporu a rozvoj české kinematografie
Production Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia



Jan Švankmajer Director

Jan Švankmajer Screenplay
Edgar Allan Poe Novel
Marquês de Sade Novel

Marie Zemanová Editor

Juraj Galvánek Director of Photography

Radek Hruska Casting

Jan Švankmajer Production Design
Eva Švankmajerová Production Design

Costume & Make-Up
Veronika Hrubá Costume Design
Eva Švankmajerová Costume Design

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