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Victims and Murderers (2000)

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Two half-siblings Jana and Miroslav are ineffectually trying to escape their mutual attraction and break free from their fatal relationship. Two time levels, presence and 1970s, inter-mesh in the film.
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Miroslav
Ivana Chýlková ...
Jana
Monika Hilmerová ...
Young Jana
Vladimír Skultéty ...
Young Miroslav
Veronika Jeníková ...
Olga
Daniela Kolárová ...
Mother
Ján Sedal ...
Father
Ján Króner Jr. ...
Josef
Bohumil Klepl ...
Ludvík (as Bob Klepl)
Jirí Stepnicka ...
Doubrava
Simona Stasová ...
Doubravová
Anna Duchanová ...
Katerina
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Lucie
Ondrej Brousek ...
Young Doubrava
Miroslav Kaman
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Two half-siblings Jana and Miroslav are ineffectually trying to escape their mutual attraction and break free from their fatal relationship. Two time levels, presence and 1970s, inter-mesh in the film.

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19 October 2000 (Czech Republic)  »

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Victims and Murderers is an archetypal tragedy set in the Czech Republic.
12 January 2002 | by (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Victims and Murderers is the directorial debut of editor/actress/writer Andrea Sedlackova, and an impressive debut it is. Sedlackova's experience as an editor and writer may, in part, explain the noteworthy skill displayed in this meticulously crafted film. The writing is tight yet revealing. The flashbacks, essential to the development of the story, are so deftly inserted as to deserve particular mention. Visually, Sedlackova's palette and composition manage to transcend even the limitations of the small, grainy screener videotape and become, like the soundtrack, one of the subtextual informing elements in the unfolding tragedy. Victims and Murderers is the story of the incestuous relationship between half-siblings, a relationship which leads inexorably to their destruction. Actor Karel Roden's performance as the ensnared, doomed brother stands out in its remarkable portrayal of repressed rage and vulnerability. This archetypal story resonates of classical Greek tragedy, yet its setting, a small village in the contemporary Czech Republic, grounds it in a familiarity which makes the downfall of the protagonists particularly wrenching.


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