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Capricious Summer (1968)
"Rozmarné léto" (original title)

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Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Antonín Dura
Vlastimil Brodský ...
Maj. Hugo
Frantisek Rehák ...
Priest / abbé / canon Roch
Míla Myslíková ...
Katerina Durová
Jana Preissová ...
Anna (as Jana Drchalová)
Jirí Menzel ...
Arnostek (tightrope walker)
Bohus Záhorský ...
Starik
Vlasta Jelínková ...
Sluzebna (as V. Jelínková)
Alois Vachek ...
Muz v hospode (as A. Vachek)
Bohumil Koska ...
Muz v hospode (as B. Koska)
Karel Hovorka ...
Muz v hospode (as K. Hovorka)
Antonin Prazak ...
Policajt (as A. Prazak)
Pavel Bosek ...
Mayor (as P. Bosek)
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Middle-aged Antonin and his friends, the major, now retired, and the canon, are in the river, swimming and philosophizing. Then it starts to rain. It just seems to be that sort of summer. Antonin runs the swimming bath with his portly wife Katherine... A man appears with his horse-drawn caravan. He lays a striped pole across the river and walks over. With a handstand and a magic trick, Ernie the Conjuror invites everyone to that evening's performance... Ernie is a tightrope walker of only modest skill, but with a slim and beautiful assistant, Anna. Antonin speaks to her. The two spend the night in the change room by the river, Antonin massaging her feet all night long. Katherine decides to move into the caravan with Ernie. But now the major and even the canon sense Anna's attractiveness... Written by David Carless

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Capricious Summer
24 March 2000 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

A sleepy spa village is excited when visited by a circus acrobat and his beautiful assistant.

Oddly amusing little comedy whose main virtue is its inimitable period setting and somewhat chekhovian atmosphere; though the wayward eccentricity of its characters is also something to experience.


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