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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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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)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Daisies  »

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Aspect Ratio:

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


Marie II: Can't you smell it?
Marie i: What?
Marie II: How volatile life is!
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Ein deutsches Requiem
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Eva Pilarová
Performed by Filmový Symfonický Orchestr
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Pure Dada Jouissance Galore

For its renewal of the spirit of DADA, for its sixties potlatch, for its fine excess, for its playful modernist montage, this is certainly the most formally revolutionary of all the Czech New Wave films I have seen. It escapes and transcends the heavy moral dissidence of the other great Prague Spring directors, and even manages to transcend its time and place. An authentic work of creative genius, its 'high spirits' belong to another world, a world which subverts the grip of everyday totalitarianism, and, as DADA updated, topples the philistines left and right.

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