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Baron Prásil (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen) (1961)





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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen was Czechoslovakian special-effect master Karel Zeman's follow-up to The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (60). Using Gustav Dore paintings as backdrops, Zeman (by way of 18th century satirist Rudolf Raspe) recounts the many mendacious adventures of the boastful Baron (Milos Kopecky). The film opens on the surface of the moon, where a modern-day cosmonaut confronts both Munchausen and another legendary pioneer space traveller, Cyrano de Bergerac. The cosmonaut then joins the Baron for further highlight suspect escapades. Combining live action, stop-motion animation and deliberately unreal backgrounds, The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (original title: Baron Prasil) is a wonderful bouquet to the spirit of imagination--or "the spirit of man", as the cosmonaut puts it. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Milos Kopecký
as Baron Munchausen
Jana Brejchova
as Princess Bianca
Karel Effa
as Adjutant
Jan Werich
as Ship's Captain
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Critic Reviews for Baron Prásil (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen)

All Critics (3)

It should stand as the definitive zany configuration of the famed German nobleman.

July 30, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[It's the] insistence on the presence, validity, and importance of science amidst the Baron's fantastical proto-Looney Tunes madness that makes the film distinctly [Karel] Zeman's own.

May 14, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

a gonzo, anything-goes extravaganza, with Zeman freely drawing from the large body of Baron Munchausen literature while also filling in gaps with his own ideas and, of course, Jules Verne.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Baron Prásil (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen)


Gorgeously oniric. Zeman, Svankmajer, Barta... Czech cinema should be rediscovered.

Alex Figueroba
Alex Figueroba

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The animation is mindblowing!

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