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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
Emília Vásáryová ...
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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Storyline

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

Most of the jokes used in the movie are based on Czech writer Petr Sabach's book "Hovno hori" ("Shit burns"). The book consists of various unconnected stories. See more »

Quotes

Uzlinka: Daddy! Russians have come!
Father Sebek: What? What? Tell them to wait, we will come in the moment.
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Connections

Referenced in Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít dobré skutky (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Mrholí
Music by Karel Kopecký and Václav Hybs, lyrics by Jindrich Faktor
Performed by Waldemar Matuska
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Czech it out
1 February 2003 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

As a person who's been in Czech Republic and knows many Czechs, I say this movie reflects a lot from the genuine Czech lifestyle.

The framing when switching from one family to another is splendid, and the characters are absolutely brilliant. An average person could say Jindra's father is a little bit exaggerated, but I found my own father in him so I can relate. Czech family structure and its orientation with the iron curtain culture is elegantly touched. Also, the sad fact that some people unfortunately have to leave their homes and move abroad is another major issue of this movie. I believe anyone from a country that has a lot of negative immigration will feel something different watching it.

Another success of the director is that, the scenes spend a lot of time with the Christmas time. But it never gets boring. What I'm looking for in a movie is depth, (which is why I don't really fancy most American movies) and it's present in this one. Social issues, relationships, politics, traditions, everything! In addition to all this, Kristyna Novakova has an outstanding performance, and to me she's a starlet with a bright future.

Czech this movie out! You won't be disappointed...


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