Heh, so listen:
Morgiana has all the characteristics of a soap opera, from head to toes. It has typical suspenseful music, acting clichés, a typical murder-with-poison plot, and the most predictable of all endings. It is a Czechoslovak thriller released in 1972, and it has 364 votes in IMDB, and 80 votes in Letterboxd.
It doesn't sound appealing at all, right? Well, allow me to convince you otherwise.
Morgiana is one of the few films that was escaping from the clutches of the Czech New Wave, irremediably featuring a good number of its technical remnants: a marvelous cinematography, oblique angles, a wide lens camera moving through spaces, and impactful imagery. Now, horror was suffering a very important transition exactly at…