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32 Ratings

The Emperor's Nightingale

Cisaruv slavík

Czechoslovakia, 1949
Animation, Fantasy, Family


One of Trnka’s full-length pictures, it is based upon Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale. It is a story of a Chinese emperor that, because of a beautiful toy-nightingale, forgets about the song of a real, live nightingale that comforted him in his solitude.

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The Emperor's Nightingale Directed by Jiří Trnka, Miloš Makovec

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1955 | Winner: Prize of the Jury International de la Critique

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