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Secluded, Near Woods (1976)
"Na samote u lesa" (original title)

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The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Kemr ...
deda Komárek
Zdenek Sverák ...
Oldrich Lavicka
Daniela Kolárová ...
Lavicková
Marta Hradílková ...
Zuzana Lavicková
Martin Hradílek ...
Petr Lavicka
Ladislav Smoljak ...
Radim Zvon
Jan Tríska ...
Dr. Václav Houdek
Nada Urbánková ...
Marta Zvonová, Radimová zena
Zdenek Blazek ...
Hruska
Alois Liskutín ...
Kos
Frantisek Rehák ...
Lorenc
Václav Trégl ...
Vondruska
Vlasta Jelínková ...
Vondrusková
Oldrich Vlach ...
Kokes
Frantisek Kovárík ...
Komárek st.
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The Lavicka's, a Czech family from the city, rents a house in the country with the option to buy. However, old Mr Komarek seems reluctant to sell the house as they agreed.

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Zdenek Sverák and Daniela Kolárová also played a married couple of main characters in 'Vratné lahve (2007)'. See more »

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Radim Zvon: You know, the frogs are squawking so annoyingly in all other places. But here... they just sound like:
[imitates the sound]
Radim Zvon: u - u - u ...
Zvonová: Higher, Radim.
Radim Zvon: [changes his voice] u - u - u - u - u - u -...
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Timeless humour
22 July 2006 | by (Somewhere in Europe) – See all my reviews

...or is it?

The story line is very simple: a 1970s Czech city family goes to the countryside for a short holiday... Adventures ensue. But this brilliant comedy definitely is one of those films that rely heavily on the viewer's understanding of the wider cultural context - and, of course, on magnificently humorous dialogues and interaction. (If a comparison must be found, I'd say it is much more reminiscent of Tati than of "National Lampoon", for example.)

It is an unforgettably hilarious yet gentle film. But without the help of a very good translator - and preferably at least a basic understanding of the time and space where the action takes place - I fear that much (not all, but much) of its intelligent humour will be lost.


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