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17 Ratings

Serpent's Poison

Hadí jed

Directed by František Vláčil
Czechoslovakia, 1981


Her mother dead, 18-year-old Vladka travels to a remote village in the dead of winter to find the father she has never met. The happiness of their initial meeting gives way to the daughter’s disappointment and concern over the hardworking man’s alcoholism.

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Serpent's Poison Directed by František Vláčil

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  • Alma de-a valma's rating of the film Serpent's Poison

    When you’re away, I watch films in your language to satiate my lodgings with your scent. Phrases imbue my clothes and nostrils in dim trepidating cerulean ghosts. My city’s deaf and coughing dry acrimonious wind, but I can feel your steps crunching on red leaves, as if you stroll on rugs embroidered with Coleoptera wings. At your return the naked vines smothering the door will harbor frills of deep lavender smiles.

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