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Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970)

An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence.

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Eva
Karel Novak ...
Josef
Jan Schmid ...
Robert
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In the garden of a pension, Eva and her husband Josef are enjoying a siesta. Here, they meet with the lonesome, mysterious-looking Robert. During play, a key falls out of Robert's pocket. The curious Eva picks it up and sets off on an expedition. In Robert's room, she finds a briefcase soiled with mud, which Robert had forgotten by her parsley patch before, and in it, a date-stamp. Soon afterwards, she learns that another victim of an unknown murderer of women has been found, with a number and date stamped on her forehead. Eva concludes that the murderer must be Robert. Written by NFA.cz

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31 July 1970 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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A paradicsomi fák gyümölcsét esszük  »

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Trivia

Iva Janzurová was considered for the part in the film, eventually played by Jitka Nováková. See more »

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Josef: I don't understand anything anymore.
Robert: I understand everything. Call me Robert.
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How do you classify this as philosophical?
13 November 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, Věra Chytilová's "Ovoce stromů rajských jíme" ("Fruit of Paradise" in English) is one of the single WEIRDEST movies that I've ever seen. I understand that it's based on the story of Adam and Eve and transposed to a health spa, but I swear that there was no identifiable plot. Maybe the director (a doyenne of the Czech New Wave) was trying to be philosophical, but I couldn't see that the movie was trying to say anything. As far as I could tell, it was a wasted effort.

Trivia: Barrandov Studios, where they filmed "Fruit of Paradise", was also the set of "Amadeus", "Mission: Impossible", "A Knight's Tale" and "Snowpiercer", among other movies.


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