There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as a servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »
There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as a 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 fish, is mistaked for water spirit from Germany, is drowned and revived again. The other problem is the flour with ears... and so on... Written by
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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