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The Idiot Returns (1999)

Návrat idiota (original title)
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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Frantisek
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Anna
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Olga
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Emil
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Robert
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Mother of Emil and Robert
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Mother of Anna and Olga
Pavel Marek ...
Mole
Anna Polívková ...
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Yvetta Janousková ...
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Petra Kolárová ...
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Josef Oplt ...
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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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25 February 1999 (Czech Republic)  »

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Return of the Idiot  »

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

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watching life through an icy window
4 June 2008 | by (brussels,Belgium) – See all my reviews

The main character, the so-called Idiot goes back into life and his family, after being isolated and (mis)treated in an asylum.There too good or too naive he finds himself in the middle of people too busy with their lives,loves and sex affairs, but his fresh and unique approach about things is going to change them and make them decisions, that they wouldn't do otherwise.Nothing really special is happening in this movie, the story is thin, but the Czech atmosphere, the good looking and efficient actors and nice personality of the main guy make it really attaching with that little twist to show it differently,...... like watching life going by through an icy window.I bought that DVD in Prague without knowing anything and was pleasantly surprised, it reminds me of a certain European cinema, with some more experience the director could be doing some really interesting things. The music, repetitive but brings an atmosphere to the movie.


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