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Michael Beran ...
Michal
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Sebek
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Sebková
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Jindriska
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Kraus
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Teacher
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Krausová
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Uncle Václav
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Sasa Maslan
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Elien
Silvie Koblízková ...
Uzlinka
Marek Morvai ...
Péta (as Marek Morvai Javorský)
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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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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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Nebe na zemi
Music by Jaroslav Jezek, lyrics by Jan Werich and George Voskovec
Performed by Bolek Polívka
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Highly recommended
17 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom/Czech Rep) – See all my reviews

This is genuinely one of the best films I have ever seen - Hrebejk at his absolute best.

Firstly, it has so many typically Hrebejk touching moments (in fact I felt quite teary for a lot of it), mostly because of the historical background it is set in, but also because of the emotional and sometimes painful ways that the characters interact. Although several of the characters are extremely difficult people, you do sympathise with them.

However, secondly, what makes this film so special is that is is genuinely hilarious as well. People had warned me beforehand that the humour was very "Czech" and that does not necessarily translate that well. However, I would say this is totally wrong. This film has so many funny parts that there is something for everyone, both black comedy and outright slapstick; for a week I laughed about the scene with the carp in the bath.

I highly recommend this film; some knowledge of recent Czech history is useful.


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