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Autumn Spring (2001)
"Babí léto" (original title)

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Terminal prankster Frantisek Hána refuses to grow up and take certain responsibilities, despite his wife Emilie's constant badgering to do so. Even faced with his own looming death and an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlastimil Brodský ...
Frantisek Hána
Stella Zázvorková ...
Emílie Hánová
Stanislav Zindulka ...
Eda
Ondrej Vetchý ...
Jára Hána
Petra Spalková ...
Králová
Jirí Lábus ...
Estate agent
Zita Kabátová ...
Maruska Grulichová
Katerina Pindejová ...
Judge
Lubomír Kostelka ...
Vondrácek
Juraj Johanides ...
Dr. Rysavý
Zuzana Fialová ...
Erna
Simona Stasová ...
Marcela
Magdalena Sidonová ...
Marcela
Vlastimil Zavrel ...
Hlavatý
Martin Sitta ...
Král
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Terminal prankster Frantisek Hána refuses to grow up and take certain responsibilities, despite his wife Emilie's constant badgering to do so. Even faced with his own looming death and an ungrateful son who wants to whisk his parents off to the old folks' home, Frantisek's wit won't quit as he vies to live until he dies. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy for the ages.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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27 September 2001 (Czech Republic)  »

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Autumn Spring  »

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$10,046 (USA) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$67,296 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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[first lines]
Frantisek Hána: [upon visiting a mansion] Very shabby.
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A matter of seconds after the credits start, a new scene is shown as the credits roll over them. The theme of the movie is restated with powerful imagery. (As viewed with the DVD distributed in North America.) See more »

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Realistic and touching picture of old age
19 January 2004 | by (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

To qualify my use of "realistic" in the summary, not many old folks I know go around pretending to be famous maestros, blind people, etc. -- nor have I ever been elderly. Those minor issues out of the way, the relationships between the characters in this film and the emotions expressed therein were completely realistic and genuine. In fact, though we're not yet 30, I could see many characteristics of my relationship with my wife in the interactions between the main character and his wife. For those that don't die young (there's a great line in the movie about this, when the two best friends are talking about dying young, and one of them says--and I'm paraphrasing, we missed our chance--we'll just have to stick it out), we'll all be where these characters are some day. I know many movie-goers would prefer to be swept *away* from reality as opposed to being *faced* with it, but even they might enjoy the sweet reminder of our mortality--and the importance of living life to the fullest--that this film is.


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