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All My Compatriots (1969)
"Vsichni dobrí rodáci" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 April 1985 (USA)
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Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlastimil Brodský ...
Ocenás
Radoslav Brzobohatý ...
Frantisek
Vladimír Mensík ...
Jorka
Waldemar Matuska ...
Zásinek
Drahomíra Hofmanová ...
Merry Widow
Pavel Pavlovský ...
Bertin
Václav Babka ...
Franta Lampa
Josef Hlinomaz ...
Frajz
Karel Augusta ...
Joza Trna
Ilja Prachar ...
Plécmera (as I. Prachar)
Václav Lohniský ...
Zejvala (as V. Lohnisky)
Jirí Tomek ...
(as J. Tomek)
Vera Galatíková ...
Frantisek's wife (as V. Galatíková)
Helena Ruzicková ...
Bozka (as H. Ruzicková)
Oldrich Velen ...
Policeman (as O. Velen)
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Stories about seven friends in a small Moravian village following the socialization of Czechoslovakia in 1948, developing gradually into the story of Frantiek, the resister. The film offers some direct political criticism, particularly of the process of collectivizing agriculture. After the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, it was promptly banned. Written by Anonymous

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Due to his illness at the time of shooting, Jirí Sovák turned down the part of Zásinek, eventually played by Waldemar Matuska. See more »

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Interesting concept, so-so movie.
30 August 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

'All My Good Countrymen' is a curious little Czech movie that tells how a small village fell into Communism.

A small little blip of a town suddenly has a pro-communism group banging their fists on the table demanding that farmers give up their land for a new farming policy that is more in line with party policy. The villagers not surprisingly, are dead set against it. The village then goes through almost a cycle of mysterious arrests of townspeople who are anti-Communism, trying to pressure the farmers to sign a commie card, and the very curiously high mortality rate of the Party members, I actually liked the variety of characters in this movie, and their interactions with each other. The big problem I have with this movie is it's lethargic pacing. The film just crawls and crawls to its conclusion, which is sort of well, anti-climatic.


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