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The Idiot Returns (1999)
"Návrat idiota" (original title)

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Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Liska ...
Frantisek
Anna Geislerová ...
Anna
Tatiana Vilhelmová ...
Olga
Jirí Langmajer ...
Emil
Jirí Machácek ...
Robert
Zdena Hadrbolcová ...
Mother of Emil and Robert
Jitka Smutná ...
Mother of Anna and Olga
Pavel Marek ...
Mole
Anna Polívková ...
Girl #1
Yvetta Janousková ...
Girl #2
Petra Kolárová ...
Girl #3
Josef Oplt ...
Dance master
Petr Vydra ...
Dance courses assistant
Michal Rausar ...
Schoolboy
Alena Olahová ...
Waitress
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Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an idiot. He becomes involved in various love and family conflicts. It is because he hasn't experienced much of the "real" life that he is able to perceive human relationships in their genuineness. Written by Pavel Smutny

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First impressions of second loves.

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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25 February 1999 (Czech Republic)  »

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Návrat idiota  »

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Czech Republic's official submission to 72nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2000. See more »

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gedeon presented a weak plot well (visually)
21 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a nice film to watch, in the way that looking out of the window of a bus can be lulling. The plot was saccharine, far-fetched and flimsy. It was too bad that Gedeon relied on the title of Dostoevsky's book "The Idiot" to generate interest for the story, since it was completely unrelated to the Russian novel. Calling it "Return Of The Idiot" implies that Gedeon's story had some precedence. Here he presents a sad crew of (fairly attractive, at least) inbred characters that revolve around a typical sad-sack anti-hero who, I think, the world could have done without. Thinking of the film, I almost want to rate it at less than seven out of ten, but I enjoyed myself on a cold November night, thinking of the Czech Republic, mildly delighted by the cool, hard blue-grey tones of the images and the film's low-key progression.


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