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Accumulator 1 (1994)
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In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Petr Forman ...
Olda Soukup
Zdenek Sverák ...
Fisarek: a natural healer
Bolek Polívka ...
Ladislav Smoljak ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hana Cízková
Milan Dvorák
Josef Fiala
Matej Forman
Markéta Frösslová ...
Jana Havrdová
Rudolf Hrusínský ...
Pitrysek (as Rudolf Hrusínsky Jr.)
Jan Jíra ...
Healer Skála
Hugo Kaminský ...
Miriam Kantorková


In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true character to survive. Each time, the real human watches TV, his Double will pull life energy from him. So there's a mysterious Death-serial. Many persons die in front of their TV set and nobody knows why. Olda, the main character, is one of the persons, that get more and more weak. He is near death, till Fisarek, the natural healer appears.He teaches Olda how he can resist this magic force and how he can fight it. Written by Tobias Pusch <>

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A refreshing film about fatigue


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24 March 1994 (Czech Republic)  »

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If you like the Matrix and Donnie Darko, why not have some Akumulator Fun!!!
1 July 2005 | by (Bloomsburg PA) – See all my reviews

I must say I was deeply impressed with this film. It has one of the best concepts of a parallel world; and since reality TV has taken over America, the concept makes me laugh even more. Czech director Jan Sverak is best known for his critically acclaimed films "Koyla" and "Dark Blue World". For some reason this film never got a U.S release. Too bad, because this is one of the most original and creative sci-fi films I've ever seen. The plot concerns Olda, played by Petr Forman (son of director Milos Forman). Olda gets interviewed on live T.V for an opinion poll, now that his image is recorded another person who is him in a parallel T.V world needs energy to live. Every time Olda watches T.V, he looses energy. The T.V starts to mysteriously drain peoples energy till they die. When Olda doesn't watch T.V he gains telepathic type energy. To survive, he even has to take a universal remote everywhere he goes to turn off public televisions. Or else he'll die. The movie is also a comedy and a good way to get people to read more. Ironically actor Petr Forman has a twin brother in real life. Not to worry, his twin brother is not from a parallel world. The Czech Republic has some of the most original and unique films, but for some odd reason U.S distributors don't seem to pay attention. This movie had a small budget of a about 2 million, yet you would never know it. Forget about Hollywood CGI and give Akumulator 1 a try.

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