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How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)
"Jak utopit doktora Mrácka aneb Konec vodniku v Cechách" (original title)

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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 a servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaromír Hanzlík ...
Dr. Jindrich Mrácek
Libuse Safránková ...
Jana
Frantisek Filipovský ...
Bertík
Milos Kopecký ...
Wassermann
Vladimír Mensík ...
Karel
Zdenek Rehor ...
Alois
Stella Zázvorková ...
Doc. Mrácková
Eva Trejtnarová ...
Polly
Cestmír Randa ...
Albert Bach
Míla Myslíková ...
Matylda
Vlastimil Hasek ...
Honza
Jirí Hrzán ...
Thomas
Miroslav Masopust ...
Rolf
Gabriela Wilhelmová ...
Ruzenka
Milena Steinmasslová ...
Krista
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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 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 Hyena

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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 »

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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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