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The Sun in a Net (1962)
"Slnko v sieti" (original title)

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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

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Credited cast:
Marián Bielik ...
Fajolo
Jana Beláková ...
Bela
Olga Salagová ...
Jana
Pavel Chrobak ...
Mechanizátor Blazej
Adam Janco ...
Stohár Blazej
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimír Malina ...
Fisherman
Eliska Nosálová ...
Stana Blazejová
Lubo Roman ...
Peto
Andrej Vandlík ...
Ján Blazej
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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

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A young man's summer - a character study
1 January 2009 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

Considered one of the first movies of the Czechoslovakian new wave of the 60's, the movie depicts a youngster's summer with romance, work and all the stuff around. It shows the curiosity of the young, the discovery of the world around us, the search for love and other things worth searching for. It even throws in a bit of a social study by comparing the village and the town society. Although some of the aspects of it have not aged well (at least for me), the main reason to see this movie is the very strange but wonderful atmosphere of exploration. When watching it, I sometimes felt like being the main character's photo-camera with an insatiable desire to capture moments/images - to let them impact the observer and create emotions through beauty and purity. So, at the end, it is the purity of the young (uninfluenced) eye (both the main character's and I presume the filmmakers') that creates almost a magical experience of going back in time. Worth watching !


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