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189 Ratings

Beauty and the Beast

Panna a netvor

Directed by Juraj Herz
Czechoslovakia, 1978
Drama, Horror


Julie is a bankrupt merchant’s daughter who as the only one of the three daughters chooses to save her father’s life by going to the Haunted Wood’s Castle where she meets Netvor.

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Beauty and the Beast Directed by Juraj Herz

Awards & Festivals

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1979 | Winner: Best Director (Medalla Sitges en Oro de Ley)

Critics reviews

It has the capacity to horrify in the best and the worst of ways. Yet like any true fairy tale, it is unlikely ever to leave its audience bored or indifferent. Our most darkly seductive fantasies are the ones we never admit to – and Juraj Herz is a wizard at getting them right. What about the ‘Happily Ever After’ bits? We are more than able to fill those in for ourselves.
June 22, 2017
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