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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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Grandmother
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Professor
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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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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

Caretaker: A package for you in today's mail.
Elien: Hmmmh...
[takes the box, turns it around]
Caretaker: All the way from the USA. Probably from your comrade parents...
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 17 April 2015 (2015) See more »

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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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Best czech movie.
14 June 2006 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

People outside former Czechoslovakia will probably not fully understand the depth of the story. But if you have possibility to watch it somewhere, do not hesitate and do it. It is worth it definitely.

There are very few movies in the world that combine comedy full of jokes with precise points and deep, human drama in them without making it unwatchable. This movie has the best parts of both genres - comedy and drama.

The scene in which J.Kodet plays Czechoslovak national anthem on piano is full of pain and tells more about feelings of disappointment and betrayal than 1000 words.. It reminds me very the ending scene from The Deer Hunter (where they started to sing US anthem) - not due to same expression, but the thought behind it. It almost made me cry.

Thank you Mr. Hrebejk for this masterpiece!


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