Daisies (1966)
"Sedmikrásky" (original title)

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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.



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Credited cast:
Ivana Karbanová ...
Marie II
Jitka Cerhová ...
Marie i
Marie Cesková
Jirina Myskova
Marcela Brezinová
Julius Albert ...
Man About Town
Oldrich Hora ...
(as Dr. Oldrich Hora)
Jan Klusák
Josef Konícek
Jaromír Vomácka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jirina Cesková
Václav Chochola
Ester Krumbachová
Jaroslav Kucera
Jarosmir Kuvacha


Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Upsa-daisy .. downs-a-daisy ... turned-ons-a-daisy


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Release Date:

30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Daisies  »

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1.37 : 1
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Banned by Czech authorities upon its release for "depicting the wanton". See more »


Referenced in Golden Sixties: Otakar Vávra (2009) See more »


Ein deutsches Requiem
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Eva Pilarová
Performed by Filmový Symfonický Orchestr
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17 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Chytilova surpasses even the genial Jiri Menzel in her blissful critique of the pieties and austerities associated with the Czech Stalinist regime under President Husak. DAISIES is an exercise in revolutionary modernism, anarch-dadaist in spirit and form. 21 deputies objected in parliament to the extravagant waste of food in the film, and Chytilova had to defend her film on communist-moral grounds: i.e. the two female protagonists (Marie 1 Jitka Cerkova, Marie 2 Ivana Karbanova) were spoilt brats to be condemned as so much waste-matter in the body politic of the workers' state. But we know that they are feminist anarchists, living (in terms of the plot narrative) off silly old men who buy them dinners, and (in terms of the poetic texture of the film) calling everything into question with the unquenchable brio of cartoon characters (they eat even photographs of food from glossy magazines). We, the audience, are happily infected (even today in the new millennium) by the blessed spirit of nihilism Chytilova has conjured up in those dangerous and exhilarating days of the Prague Spring. First there was Kafka (AMERIKA), then there was Hasek (THE GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK), and then there was Vera Chytilova. DAISIES is in my top ten films ever made.

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