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Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Franc (as Rudolf Hrusínský st.)
Jaromír Hanzlík ...
Leli
Josef Somr ...
Vyhnálek
Petr Cepek ...
Butcher
Miloslav Stibich ...
Jelinek
Petr Brukner ...
Tractor Driver
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Assistant of Tractor Driver (as Rudolf Hrusínský ml.)
Eugen Jegorov ...
Druggist
Borík Procházka ...
Liman
Jirí Schmitzer ...
Innkeeper
Marie Spurná ...
Wife of Innkeeper
Blazena Holisová ...
Wife of Franc
Blanka Lormanová ...
Daughter of Franc
Jirí Krejcík ...
Mr. Karel
Frantisek Vlácil ...
Old Hunter
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Sad Story about the Happy People
24 September 2006 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko (Kersko is a small woody area full of cottages and roods). These people are both simple and sensitive, they have their own pleasures (e.g. Leli is a collector of cheap, but inutile things) and the greatest delight of all of them is a hunting. Crude poetics of amateur hunting is screened by dreamy pictures of this area. Menzel mixes sentimental lyricism and rough (but not vulgar!) humor and the outcome is the never-ending landscape of continuous life in the proximate nearness of nature. The performances of actors are brilliant. Both Rudolf Hrusinsky as a Franz and Jaromír Hanzlik as a Leli have nonrecurring charm bottomed on a pain and inebriation. Only the music is not perfect: Jiri Sust usually assembled his film music from his older works and in this movie there is many quotations.


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