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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
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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