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Buttoners (1997)
"Knoflíkári" (original title)

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Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Zajicek ...
Moderátor of Rádia 1
Jan Haubert ...
Host
Seisuke Tsukahara ...
Japonec v brýlích
Motohiro Hosoya ...
vousatý Japonec
Junzo Inokuchi ...
mladý Japonec
Svetlana Svobodová ...
Japonka
David Charap ...
1. Pilot
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2. Pilot
Frantisek Cerný ...
Taxikár
Michaela Pavlátová ...
Zena v taxi
Jan Cechticky ...
Muz v taxi (as Jan Cechtický)
Pavel Lagner ...
Zákazník / úchyl na ulici c 1]
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Manzelka taxikáre
Jakub Mejdricky ...
Milenec (as Jakub Mejdrický)
Petr Zelenka ...
úchyl na ulici c.2
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Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters gets a good shot at being sarcastic and each is a sorry loser at some point yet none is turned into the butt of the joke. The place is Prague and the time is August 6th, 1995, except for one episode, set 50 years earlier in unflyable rain in the city of Kokura, Japan. Written by David Hakim <hakim@sos.ethz.ch>

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Jirí Menzel and Viktor Preiss turned down the part of Jirí, eventually played by Borivoj Navrátil. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 14 June 2013 (2013) See more »

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one of the best ironic and comic scenes i have ever seen in a film
16 January 2005 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This film was an introduction to Czech film for me whilst visiting Prague, last summer. And i have to say that I was impressed.

The best part of the film is the taxi driver, passenger and the passenger's wife...watch the film to fully understand but it was definitely one of the best "audience-knows-what is happening-but-characters -don't,scenes i have ever seen!

The film consisted of different story lines woven together, though it was hard to see the connection of some of them, especially the world-war II pilot. The cinematography and views of Prague were great and some of the small insights and details in some of the characters were universal, and therefore very recognisable. Definitely worth another viewing on DVD!


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