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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

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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An epic vision of a small village
24 September 2000 | by (Stony Brook, NY USA) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a village in Czechoslovakia from 1948 to 1968. Combining satire, farce, drama, poetry, and pure photo-lyricism seamlessly, it shows how politics and daily village life are interwoven in the fates of a broad spectrum of the village's inhabitants. The film's audacity and epic scope remind me of early Orson Welles--don't miss it!


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