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Babí léto (2001)

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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Frantisek Hána
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Emílie Hánová
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Eda
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Jára Hána
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Králová
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Estate agent
Zita Kabátová ...
Maruska Grulichová
Katerina Pindejová ...
Judge
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Vondrácek
Juraj Johanides ...
Dr. Rysavý
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Erna
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Marcela
Magdalena Sidonová ...
Marcela
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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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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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)

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$67,296 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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1.66 : 1
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[first lines]
Frantisek Hána: [upon visiting a mansion] Very shabby.
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Usmevy: Usmevy Vlastimila Brodského (2002) See more »

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This film is excellent sensitivity training for 30-somethings!
19 June 2004 | by (Naples, FL) – See all my reviews

As an (aging) college professor, I am constantly in contact with American youth who think that old folks are "icky, out-of-it, unaware, dull, and boring." And here at last, is a masterful film that demonstrates that some seniors are really young people who happen to be trapped in old bodies. Without spoiling the plot line, let me just say that the lead character in this film brought tears to my eyes with his portrayal of one man's struggle to remain young and vibrant. And also, it was just wonderful to see a story told so well through ACTING and PHOTOGRAPHY without lab-generated special effects. This film's a real gem!


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