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Distant Journey (1950)

Daleká cesta (original title)

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Blanka Waleská ...
MUDr. Hana Kaufmanová
Otomar Krejca ...
MUDr. Antonin Bures
Viktor Ocásek ...
Ing. Oskar Kaufmann - Hana's father
Zdenka Baldová ...
Hedvika Kaufmannová- Hana's mother
Eduard Kohout ...
Professor Reiter
J.O. Martin ...
Karel Bures - Antonín's father
Josef Chvalina ...
Pepa Bures - Antonín' brother
Anna Vanková ...
Margit - jewish wardress
Jirí Plachý ...
Abrahamovic
Sasa Rasilov ...
Moseles
Jirí Spirit ...
Honzík Kaufmann - Hana's brother
Rudolf Deyl ...
Jarda Noha - worker
Zdenek Hodr ...
Zdenek Klein - Hana's neighbour
Karel Jelínek ...
Docent Brych
Jaroslav Seník ...
Beer - Head physician
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marvelous
18 March 2010 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

What is truly unique about this film? Radok directed it in 1950, right after the WW2. But the directing techniques are incredible for that time. Instead of a simple parody of Hilter as in Chaplin's Dictator, Radok let the words of propaganda speak for themselves. A dull, boring voice of reporter is talking pure propaganda and its much more powerful than the Chaplin's way. There also the techniques of so called brief flashes. We see the propaganda documentary(L.Riefenstahl) and there are brief flashes that ridicule the lies of propaganda.(it reminds me Fight club and the brief flashes of penis). To sum it up, Radok is using directing techniques that started to appear in the 60s. He was way ahead. And also his family died in c.camp so it must have been really painful for him to shoot there. He was a real genius and it's pity that the many film critics don't know anything about Radok and his work.


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