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Cosy Dens (1999)
"Pelísky" (original title)

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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

Uncle: I have read in "100 + 1 foreign interests" magazine such an piquancy that an average woman thinks about sex every 5 minutes and an average person, like man, guy thinks about it every 7 minutes.
Father Sebek: So, what is the result?
Uncle: That I am an average woman.
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 5 April 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Nebe na zemi
Music by Jaroslav Jezek, lyrics by Jan Werich and George Voskovec
Performed by Bolek Polívka
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Deep and Touching
1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main issue with this movie is the viewer's knowledge of fairly recent Czech(oslovak) history, namely Prague Spring and subsequent Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. Without this knowledge too much gets lost 'in translation' and I do not believe the movie can be fully enjoyed, understood, and felt.

It is a rich, deep, and extremely well-made movie that will make you laugh out loud as well as cry. It switches so easily and smoothly from deeply sad moments to moments of pure comedy without going over the board and without that Hollywood trademarked kitch-drama. To me, personally, as well as many of my acquaintances, watching this movie is pure joy.

Another one of Pelisky's many 'plusses' is the amazing soundtrack that consists of great Czech music from around the time period that it is trying to depict. Also, performance of all the actors is just about as good as it gets, especially the actors who play father Kraus (Kodet) and his daughter Jindriska, are simply outstanding.

Final advice: First, read up about Prague Spring and Russian invasion, as well as about Czech Christmas traditions and get a Czech friend to watch Pelisky with you and you will definitely not waste your time - it might turn into a completely amazing cultural experience inside your living room. Also, watch it more than one time - there's always something new you'll find - a new joke to laugh at, etc.


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