Bláznova kronika / War of the Fools

TitleBláznova kronika / War of the Fools
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1964
AuthorsZeman, Karel
Running Time1h 21min
Date Released12/18/1964
Publication LanguageCzech

In this satirical black comedy about the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), director Karel Zeman combines live-action and animation to explore the futility and illogical nature of war. A peasant, a mercenary, and a jester survive endless battles and imprisonment. They fight on the Protestant and the Catholic sides depending on circumstance and chance, represented by an animated God who changes the course of the war through changing the wind directions.

Alternate TitleA Jester's Tale
Original PublicationBláznova kronika
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