About

Mikolás and his brother Adam end up with a young German hostage of noble blood during a robbery. While their clan prepares for the wrath of the German king, Mikolás is sent to pressure his neighbor Lazar into a defense pact. Persuasion fails and he abducts Lazar's daughter Marketa on the eve of her initiation as a nun in an act of vengeance.

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Directed by

František Vláčil

Written by

František Vláčil (Writer)
František Pavlíček (Writer)
Vladislav Vančura (Novel)

Runtime

166 minutes

Country

Germany, Czechoslovakia

Language

Czech

Tagline

Putting the ‘dark’ back in the Dark Ages.

Cast

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