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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 ...
Moderator of Radio 1
Jan Haubert ...
Guest of Radio 1
Seisuke Tsukahara ...
Japanese with Glasses
Motohiro Hosoya ...
Japanese with Beard
Junzo Inokuchi ...
Young Japanese
Svetlana Svobodová ...
Japanese Woman
David Charap ...
1st Pilot
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2nd Pilot
Frantisek Cerný ...
Taxi-driver
Michaela Pavlátová ...
Woman in Taxi
Jan Cechticky ...
Man in Taxi
Pavel Lagner ...
Client
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Wife of Taxi-driver
Jakub Mejdricky ...
Lover
Petr Zelenka ...
Deviant
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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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Best film ever!
6 March 2005 | by (Strasbourg, France) – See all my reviews

This is the best Czechs film ever! It's seven stories which on the first side have nothing to do with each other but they are connected by small small details, and that's the magic in it. You discover throughout these seven stories how they are connected, and it's lovely! It is a film about people, how they feel, what they're like, and it's about ridiculous little things as well! It's about the daily life of common people, but they are presented as heroes. You have to pay attention to the small details and to the wording, the way sentences are being said to truly understand the whole film and not just one story. It's very funny as well! You have to see it!


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