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Smart Philip (2003)

Mazaný Filip (original title)
Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough ... See full summary »

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Vilma Cibulková ...
Velma
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Charlie Brown
Bohumil Klepl ...
Reception clerk
Viktor Preiss ...
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Jaroslav Dusek ...
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Oldrich Kaiser ...
Don Perrugini
Jan Slovák ...
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Jirí Burda ...
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David Vávra ...
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Milan Steindler ...
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Eva Holubová ...
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Miroslav Táborský ...
Gangster Adolfo
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Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough prairie of a large city. He is honest, skeptical and hardworking. He toils away on the cases that he solves after numerous mistakes, while often being tormented and beaten up by criminals and even the police. In this world of violence, mistrust and corruption, everything is for sale. Everything except him. Written by Anonymous

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3 December 2003 (Czech Republic)  »

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CZK 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Second-Rate Comedy
11 July 2007 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Marhoul's so-called comedy was a little bit embarrassing attempt to remake successful theatre play into the movie. The play itself might have been really funny at the theatre... but ain't working on-screen. Some of the jokes are brilliant, but most of it can be considered for childish. And the same duality can be found in acting. I cannot get rid of the strange feeling, that Tomas Hanak (Filip) was READING (not telling) his narrative parts. Pavel Liska (Charlie Brown) totally embarrassed himself as a "wanna-be-so-funny" idiot, speaking with an idiotic voice and making silly faces. His little parts made me feel down. On the other hand, other actors were really good - Vilma Cibulkova as the femme fatale with drinking problems or the psychotic director of the asylum wonderfully performed by Milan Steindler. Really positive and also cute were cameo appearances of Czech artists Frantisek Skala and Jaroslav Rona. In conclusion: 4/10 is a good rating for film with no real story.


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