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Ball Lightning (1979)
"Kulový blesk" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Dr. Radosta
Karel Kalas ...
Bílek
Josef Abrhám ...
Knotek
Daniela Kolárová ...
Knotková (as Dana Kolárová)
Bedrich Prokos ...
Flígr
Zita Kabátová ...
Opatrná
Milada Jezková ...
Jechová
Ladislav Smoljak ...
Ing. Severín
Zdenek Sverák ...
Dr. Jecny
Karolína Slunécková ...
Kadlecová
Rudolf Vodrázka ...
Kadlec
Jaroslav Vozáb ...
Drahota
Marie Málková ...
Severinová
Vera Kalendová ...
Mána
Zora Bozinová ...
Drahotová
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In one scene Zdenek Sverák as Dr. Jecny dictates to other people his telephone number: 280336. It is the actor's date of birth - 28th march 1936. See more »

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Ready, steady, move!
6 September 2000 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews



Housing is still a major problem in the Czech Republic. If you have a flat, you are OK, the rent is controlled and thus relatively cheap, but if you don't, you have virtually no chance of getting one. Unless you pay an enormous amount for one of the very few newly built flats - quite out of proportion with your local salary. Also, if you move out or die and a relative is not already registered as living with you, the flat might be lost! One way for ordinary people who need to move is to swap flats.

The film called "The Ball Lightning", made years ago in the old communist Czechoslovakia, takes this idea to the extreme. Why not move a number of households in a circular fashion at the same time? Of course, it requires a lot of organising and a lot of goodwill on all sides. Anything can go wrong and it does! What if somebody changes his mind, the whole scheme collapses!

Quite an easy way to make a comedy. Despite efforts by some excellent actors, this one is not the greatest.


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