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Daisies (1966)
"Sedmikrásky" (original title)

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The life of two girls, Marie I and Marie II, who try to understand the meaning of the world and of 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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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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Ein deutsches Requiem
Music by Johannes Brahms
Conducted by Eva Pilarová
Performed by Filmový Symfonický Orchestr
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More than meets the eye
3 December 2000 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Daisies is a wonderful embodiment of the Prague Spring. Hedonism and consumerism get criticised while the inflammatory criticism is coded more subtly. At a time when Stalinism was being re-examined and the reputations of many Czechs were being "rehabilitated", Daisies was a well-masked critique of these reforms. The crazy 1960s cinematography, the strange accents of the two main characters, and the sheer hedonism (the economy was quite poor at the time) give a surreal edge to what is not a surreal film. The film also hints of a Czechoslovakia identifying with Western Europe and impatient with the regime -- despite its reforms. The cinematography is fun and the story is a definite upending of the usual role of women in Czech films. If you're looking for deep symbolism, you'll be disappointed. But as a fun romp, a sign of the times, and a historical piece, Daisies is superb.


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