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How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)

Jak utopit dr. Mrácka aneb Konec vodníku v Cechách (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Dr. Jindrich Mrácek
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Jana Vodicková
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Bertík Vodicka
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Karel Vodicka, plávcík
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potápec Alois Vodicka, Janin otec
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Doc. Mrácková, Jindrichová matka
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Polly, Wassermannová dcera
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Albert Bach, vodník z reky Inn
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Matylda, Wassermannova zena
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chirurg Honza, Jindrichuv kamarád
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vodník Thomas
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vodník Rolf
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osetrovatelka Ruzenka
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Krista, Janina kamarádka
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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 Hyena

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Jan Libícek was originally cast as Jana's father Alois Vodicka. Unfortunatelly, the actor died suddenly on the set. His scenes were filmed again with Zdenek Rehor as Alois. See more »

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Znala panna pána
Music by Vítezslav Hádl, lyrics by Petr Markov
Performed by Václav Neckár and Helena Vondrácková
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If you consider year when was this excellent comedy made I think it is one of the best in Czech cinematography. I am lucky that I was born there and I can enjoy dialogues and also reflexion of traditions of European fairy tales


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