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Daisies (1966)

Sedmikrásky (original title)
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Marie II: That's what I don't understand. Why does one say "I love you"? Do you understand? Why can't one say, for example, "egg"?
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Ein deutsches Requiem
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Eva Pilarová
Performed by Filmový Symfonický Orchestr
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11 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most vibrant and fun art house films you are ever likely to see. Vera Chytilova was merging feminism, nihilism, psychedelic color filters, collage aesthetic, and silent film slapstick into a one of a kind film about two young girls named Marie who decide to self destruct, and be just as wicked as the world. They con men into buying them lunch and ditch them at train stations, get drunk in posh nightclubs, set their beds on fire, and lay siege to whole banquets(this latter bit got the film and the director into a lot of trouble with the Soviet Czech government for "wasting food"). Anyway this is an energetic and vibrant film as you're likely to find anywhere, and unlike so many great euro art films, this is as fun to watch as it is think about afterwords. I've shown this movie to a lot of people and I've never had a complaint, it clocks in at just over an hour, so if you've got the time, go for it. It's a one of kind experience(in fact the worst part of this movie is the cover).


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