Tarzanova Smrt (1968)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Political Satire, Satire  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - Czechoslovakia  |  
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The Death of Tarzan is a Czechoslovakian black comedy which casts a jaundiced eye on the mythos of Edgar Rice Burrough's "Lord of the Apes." Orphaned in the wilds of Africa, a Czech baron (Rudolf Hrusinsky) grows up to be Tarzan. He is discovered by relatives and returned to Civilization -- if one can called the Nazi-dominated Europe of 1939 civilized. Unable to adapt to his new environment, the disgruntled Tarzan returns to the jungle, just in time for the Nazi invasion of Africa. Literally a man without a country, Tarzan sells his services to a travelling carnival as a freak attraction.

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aristocracy, carnival, civilization, Czechoslovakia, encounter, home, jungle, kidnapping, lost, man-without-a-country, Nazism, on-the-run, ritual, sideshow, society