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Curse of Snakes Valley (1987)

Original title: Madude oru needus

Based on the short story "Hobby dr Travena" by Robert Stratton

Feature film | Adventure Duration 99:42

Traven is a French pilot who finds a bejeweled chest in an Indochinese Buddhist temple during a military operation at the beginning of 1950s and takes it to Europe. Thirty years later, Traven follows the instructions on the map found from the chest and goes on an expedition together with Polish Orientalist Jan Tarnas to the Valley of Thousand Snakes. In the jungle they will be accompanied by Christine, a charming journalist who has dangerous connections. Soon they will be chased by dark forces and angry snakes.

Director: Marek Piestrak

Keywords: journalist | jungle | expedition | escaping by the skin of one's teeth | surpassing oneself | taking photos | guide | fears | hotel | cafe atmosphere | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm , Zespoły Filmowe (Poland), Sojuztelefilm (USSR), Zespół Filmowy «Oko» (Poland)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Full length feature, Feature film
Genre Adventure
Text / Dialogue Russian, Polish, Vietnamese
Duration 99:42


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Director Marek Piestrak
Screenwriter Wojciech Nižyński
Cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski
Art Director Jerzy Šneižawski | Priit Vaher
Costume Designer Ewa Krauze | Kaisa Pärenson
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Krzysztof Wodziński
Editor Maria Lebiedzik
Content Editor Enn Siimer
Managing Director Michal Zablocki | Anne Alla


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Zbigniew Lesień - Noiret | Leon Niemczyk - Man with black eyeglasses | Igor Prezegrodski - Breecher | Zygmunt Bielawski - Morineau | Henryk Bista - Editor | Lan Bich - Numi | Le Van Toan - Monk-companion | Thinh Trinh - Official | Tuan Tu - I monk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 05.03.1988, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 03.10.1988, Varssavi, Poland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, HÕFF - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (Estonia), 2012

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm