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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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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 Show Jana Krause: Episode dated 1 October 2014 (2014) See more »

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Music by Karel Gott and Ladislav Staidl, lyrics by Rostislav Cerný
Performed by Karel Gott
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A gentle and moving bittersweet comedy
10 November 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A beautifully understated story of ordinary people living their everyday lives through the trying times of Christmas '67 and the Prague Spring during the run up to the Soviet invasion. While the setting has be caught with stark and depressing realism, the film is perfectly balanced with a gently comic and bittersweet observation of the families and their relationships as they struggle through events from the mundane to the tragic. Personal loss, both of freedom and of loved ones, and the way life still manages to go on has been captured with deceptive ease and without resorting to the usual cliches and predictable attempts at closure that so often seem to pollute western cinema of this type.


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