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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)
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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Daisies  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Referenced in Zlatá sedesátá: Otakar Vávra (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ein deutsches Requiem
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Eva Pilarová
Performed by Filmový Symfonický Orchestr
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First you think "what the hell?" and then you think "YEAH!!"
28 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really worth seeing. It's hard to explain why. There is no plot. There is no character development. There is a lot of beautiful surrealism. Like with anything from Dada and related art, the full effect only hits you after you stop asking "Why?" and "Whaa?" and "What the hell?". When you past that point, you'll have a great time.

The charming nihilism captured in the movie is something that we couldn't duplicate nowadays, even if we tried.


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