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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 ...
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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) (24 August 2003)

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$67,296 (USA) (16 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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Wonderful little film about living life to its fullest (NO spoilers)
2 January 2004 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

This is a charming movie to say the least. The main character, Fanda, is an old man who refuses to be among the living dead by which he is surrounded. He and his accomplice go around pulling pranks and getting into trouble all over town. Meanwhile his family is up in arms about what to do with him. From there you see Fanda's relationships with his wife, best friend and son develop. It finally leads up to one of the best movie endings I have ever seen.

The characters in this movie are rich and deep. They develop well through the course of the film. The movie has quite a range of moods. It goes from light and funny to grim and dark. Any slow parts for you in this film will be made up for in the end.

Autumn Spring carries a similar message like a lot of other European movies do -- don't lose sight of the small pleasures in life. If you enjoyed Amelie, The Eighth Day or Life is Beautiful (all great films BTW), you will probably like this movie.

8.5/10


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