There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ...
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There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But the house is to be demolished. They have to stop it. And the only way is to drown Dr. Mrácek, who is responsible for the demolition. But he falls in love with Wassermann's niece Jana. He changes to a fish, is mistaken for the water spirit from Germany, is drowned and revived again. The other problem is the flour with ears... and so on... Written by
Screenwriter Milos Macourek wrote the part of Matylda, the tyrannical head of the water-spirits family, specifically for Helena Ruzicková. However, the actress was politically undesirable at the time for the Czechoslovakian totalitarian regime and was not allowed to shoot the film. For Míla Myslíková, who eventually played Matylda, this was rare performance in such negative role. See more »
I highly recommend this movie. I grew up in Czechoslovakia and this one was one of my favorites. I sometimes miss the light touch, self-mocking undertone and the absurd sense of humor in comedy making , as it appears in many Czech comedies of the 1960-1970's era, which was really refreshing during the "heavy" cold war times over there. Couple of other ones I greatly miss, because of the same reason, are Divka na kosteti and Pane vy jste vdova, if you ever have a chance to view, they are also hilariously funny and really endearing. They had a great way of bringing the fantastic and magical into our every day reality, making you wish you really could travel through your plumbing or jump into a well and show up in a different world. Witty enough for adults, while clean and fun for kids, too. My only hope is some day I'll be able to purchase these movies here in the US on DVD.
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