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Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

Kdo chce zabít Jessii? (original title)
"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »

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Doc. Ruzenka Beránková
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Doc. Jindrich Beránek
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Jessie
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Pistolník
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Kolbaba
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Kolega
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Walter Taub ...
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Dustolny pán
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Zástupce doc. beránkové
Svatopluk Skládal ...
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Reditel
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Prison Guard
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"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, productive workers). There's a problem: after an injection of her elixir, dream elements become real. Rose learns this after dosing her husband Henry to stop his dreaming about Jessie, a curvaceous comic-book heroine who has anti-gravitational gloves he needs to study so he can solve a problem at the factory where he's chief engineer: Henry wakes up with Jessie asleep next to him pursued by a cowboy and a super hero. Jealousy consumes Rose. All this plus satire aimed at the Czechoslovak state. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Komedie kolem zakázané krásky. (A comedy about a prohibited beauty.)

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Václav Voska was originally intended to play the role of Doc. Jindrich Beránek, but he refused with feel he is not the right candidate for such a comedic role. See more »

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Referenced in Virtual Sexuality (1999) See more »

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Italian Capriccio
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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A hilarious fantasy!
18 August 2001 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

One of the first movies to cleverly mingle pulp fiction characters with real life persona.Olga, looking specially naive and sexy, added a spicy flavour that would make it quite watchable 30 years later. Though it was usually shown at classical Czech movie festival, I guess by now it is listed among the long lost pictures of the past.I would give an arm to see it again today.


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