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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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20 November 1997 (Czech Republic)  »

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Trivia

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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The best Czech movie of the decade
14 December 1999 | by (Praha, CZ) – See all my reviews

Zelenka's sense of humor will get you, in the end. Provided you speak Czech, of course. If you do, this is a must-see movie. Do not expect comedy, though; rather be prepared to re-think your opinion of black humor and to get some bizarre ideas of what pastime is. Some of their best acting by Eva Holubova, Rudolf Hrusinsky, Jiri Kodet or Borivoj Navratil.


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