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Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne (1983)

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, ... See full summary »

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Faun
Libuse Pospísilová ...
Séfka
Vlasta Spicnerová ...
Vlasta
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Josef, faunov pritel
Ivan Vyskocil ...
Tonda, kolega
Frantisek Kovárík ...
Starik
Alena Ambrová ...
Alenka
Tereza Kucerová ...
Tereza
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Katerina
Stanislava Coufalová ...
Zdenicka
Marie Vapenikova ...
Petra
Jana Spanurová ...
Dívka na mosté
Ella Sárková ...
Anita
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Karel Belohradský
Dana Bohácková
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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 KrátkýFilm

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This could only happen to me
12 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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