A Jester's Tale DVD
Fantasy / Family / Comedy

A Jester's Tale

A Jester's Tale is one of visionary Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman's most celebrated achievements. Described by Zeman as a 'pseudo-historical' film, it is a bold anti-war black comedy following the adventures of a ploughboy and a mercenary, press-ganged into service on the battlefields of the devastating Thirty Years' War of 1618 - 1648. Co-scripted by Pavel Jurácek (Ikarie XB 1, Daisies, Josef Kilián), this startlingly inventive film emerges as a sharp satire on war, human nature and of the way we perceive history itself. 

Production Year: 1964
Region Code: 0
UK Rating: U
Running Time: 82 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Colour: Black & White
Director Karel Zeman
Cast Miroslav Holub
Cast Eduard Kohout
Cast Petr Kostka
Cast Valentina Thielová
Cast Emília Vásáryová
  • Presented from a new anamorphic digital transfer with restored picture and sound
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by writer and book editor Ian Haydn Smith