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Cosy Dens (1999)

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Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Beran ...
Michal
Miroslav Donutil ...
Sebek
Simona Stasová ...
Sebková
Kristýna Nováková ...
Jindriska
Jirí Kodet ...
Kraus
Eva Holubová ...
Teacher
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Krausová
Bolek Polívka ...
Uncle Václav
Jaroslav Dusek ...
Sasa Maslan
Stella Zázvorková ...
Grandmother
Jirí Krejcík ...
Professor
Ondrej Brousek ...
Elien
Silvie Koblízková ...
Uzlinka
Marek Morvai ...
Péta (as Marek Morvai Javorský)
Boris Hybner ...
Magician
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Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say. Written by Antonín <Handl(v.handl@iol.cz>

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One villa - two families - three generations.

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Trivia

Iva Janzurová turned down the role of Mrs. Krausová. See more »

Quotes

Michal: Good evening.
Father Kraus: Hi.
Michal: Can Jindra go out?
Father Kraus: Never! Or forever!
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Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 5 April 2006 (2006) See more »

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Music by Karel Kopecký and Václav Hybs, lyrics by Jindrich Faktor
Performed by Waldemar Matuska
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A gentle and moving bittersweet comedy
10 November 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A beautifully understated story of ordinary people living their everyday lives through the trying times of Christmas '67 and the Prague Spring during the run up to the Soviet invasion. While the setting has be caught with stark and depressing realism, the film is perfectly balanced with a gently comic and bittersweet observation of the families and their relationships as they struggle through events from the mundane to the tragic. Personal loss, both of freedom and of loved ones, and the way life still manages to go on has been captured with deceptive ease and without resorting to the usual cliches and predictable attempts at closure that so often seem to pollute western cinema of this type.


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