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At' zije Republika (1965)

It is the spring 1945 and the front line is getting closer to the small Moravian village of Nesovice. Twelve-year old Oldrich Vareka, nicknamed Shorty for his tiny stature, observes the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Frank Argus ...
German Officer
Josef Barta ...
Chafferer
Eduard Bredun ...
Vasilij
Jirí Chmelar ...
Vasák
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Mother
Frantisek Golysev ...
Bishop / German Officer
Alexander Jandous ...
German Officer
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Bertýna Petrzelová
Zdenek Jarolímek ...
Stable Boy at Singer's
Milan Jedlicka ...
Niklík
Vladimír Kabelác ...
German Officer
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Frantisek Nebozes
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Kaderka
Zdenek Lstiburek ...
Oldrich
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German Soldier
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It is the spring 1945 and the front line is getting closer to the small Moravian village of Nesovice. Twelve-year old Oldrich Vareka, nicknamed Shorty for his tiny stature, observes the events around him, recalls his memories and also finds comfort in his fantasy. Although he is an only son, his father treats him harshly and brutally punishes his every trifle. Maybe he wreaks his vengeance on him for his own unsuccessful effort to compete with the richest farmers in the village. The boys from the wealthy farms poke fun at Shorty and he takes his revenge on them in petty malice. Written by NFA.cz

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5 November 1965 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Eläköön tasavalta!  »

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Put this on video!

I caught this on WNYC the other night and boy is it good! It reminds me a lot of Ivan's Childhood. What a crime this isn't on video. What a crime this guy, who's obviously done a lot of work isn't known at all in this country! But film history is riddled with people like this. There's probably a bazillion obscure European directors who've done great works which eclipse nearly anything any snot-nosed young Indie type is doing now.

Some enterprising DVD distributor could make a lot of cinephiles very happy. Anybody listening


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