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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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25 February 1999 (Czech Republic)  »

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Return of the Idiot  »

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Better see Indianske Leto first so you know how good he is
4 August 1999 | by (Prague, Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

A truly fine film, you should see it, but only after you have read "The Idiot." It follows the trail of an 'idiot' who blunders into the middle of a love square, inadvertently turning it into a pentagon. The idiot loves each member of the strange central trio and the tension, of course, rests on who he will choose. It is nicely acted and filmed beautifully. The only two problems I had with this film were the music and his nosebleeds. The music is wielded like a brick to make important points throughout this otherwise quiet film. His nosebleeds (and a particularly screechy kind of music) attack him whenever he is seized by his relentless empathy. I personally would recommend that you go see Gedeon's earlier and WONDERFUL "Indianske Leto"-Indian Summer. It is worth hunting up wherever you can find it.


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