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The Millennial Bee (1983)
"Tisícrocná vcela" (original title)

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A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jozef Kroner ...
Martin Pichanda
Stefan Kvietik ...
Samo
Michal Docolomanský ...
Valent
Jana Janovská ...
Ruzena
Eva Jakoubková ...
Kristína
Ivana Valesová ...
Mária
Pavol Mikulík ...
Julo
Igor Cillík ...
Svanda
Jirí Císler ...
Belányi
Jana Riháková ...
Hanka
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Stázka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Adamcík ...
Orfanides
Zdenek Blazek ...
Gunár
Jana Brezinová ...
Matylda
Michal Dlouhý ...
Karol
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A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and national roots, the power and meaning of tradition and the return to it. The mosaic of the bricklaying Pichanda family's lives is made of love, hope, hard work, human understanding and also the tragedies of economic crisis, war and human malice. Dreams, symbols, and life in all its forms create a colored rainbow spanning from birth to death and from mystery to reality and back. Written by Anonymous

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Another name in English for this film
8 January 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this at Los Angeles Filmex in about 1989. The director presented it, and it was called "The Millenial Bees" at that showing.

While I recall some of the magical atmosphere of the film as reported in the other commentary, this film traces family and ethnic feuds through generations, and I thought it was an important film historically.

Won't someone put this out on DVD, with appropriate historical information? My sense was that it had emotional power and was really instructive about this enduring conflict.

Criterion? Another prestige distributor?


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