This film was made as a kind of a "protest-song" against the panic fear of getting old and also against flirtation. The main character (played by Leos Sucharípa) is an elderly man, ...
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Doctor John, who works in a Prague maternity hospital while still living at home with his mother, is a self-assured philanderer who seduces a young nurse, Anna, and makes her pregnant. All ... See full summary »
A group of teenagers are mysteriously invited to a skiing workshop in the mountains. There are eleven of them, but the camp supervisors insist that there should be only ten, and that one of them is an intruder.
Originally a theater play starring Bolek Polivka (Czech) and his wife Chantal Poullain-Polivkova (French), the movie is a satirical look at foreign occupation - a medieval Czech jester ... See full summary »
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Nothing seems to go right for Rosta, a film director who is shooting a movie called "Paradiso" at a nudist beach. Rosta finds trouble in paradise from day one as he continually clashes with the crew, actors, and his wife.
Jan Antonín Pitínský,
This film was made as a kind of a "protest-song" against the panic fear of getting old and also against flirtation. The main character (played by Leos Sucharípa) is an elderly man, admittedly competent, but not very responsible. In the continuous fear, he is trying to do as much as he can but, instead of confidence, he only finds out that in the real life one cannot just take but must give as well. Last but not least, one must be able to resign to his age. Written by
I'm not sure what this movie is about, or if it is any good. It covers a period of time in the life of an older man, who works in an office in Prague and has an interest in young ladies. He has a flamboyant personalty, as revealed through his various exclamations and comments to himself, though it's unclear if he is a fool or a gentleman. Seems the intention of the movie is some sort of existential absurdism, and it's rather fragmentary with bizarre camera-work at times. Though by all rights it should be an obnoxious experience, the film seems to have a sincere playfulness about it instead of being pretentious or cynical. Sucharípa's sympathetic performance enhances the obscure plot, though whether the movie is enjoyable probably depends on the viewer's mood.
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