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Up and Down (2004)
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The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petr Forman ...
Martin Horecký
Emília Vásáryová ...
Vera Horecká
Jirí Machácek ...
Frantisek Fikes
Natasa Burger ...
Miluska
Jan Tríska ...
Professor Otakar Horecký
Ingrid Timková ...
Hana Svobodová
Kristýna Boková ...
Lenka Horecká (as Kristýna Liska-Boková)
Pavel Liska ...
Eman
Marek Daniel ...
Lubos
Jan Budar ...
Milan
Zdenek Suchý ...
Goran
Jaroslav Dusek ...
Colonel
Martin Huba ...
Doctor
Hynek Schneider ...
Majitel Barazu
Jirina Trebická ...
Jeno Matka
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The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

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A comedy that makes you cry. A drama that makes you laugh. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 September 2004 (Czech Republic)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK 36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,144 (USA) (25 February 2005)

Gross:

$244,105 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Czech Republic's official submission to 77th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2005. See more »

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Subltle weave of Czech stories
18 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Up and Down has a subtle mix of stories from several strata of modern Czech life. Those who fled the communist takeover, those who stayed and suffered; those who're rising and those mired; those haunted by their past and those who ignore it. Each aspect of the story is given weight and the actors shine in their individual moments. The direction shows a love of the Czech people and republic without shying away from their darker selves.

A Czech co-worker of my spouse said, "I love this movie. And it's completely realistic."

Those who like Mike Leigh will enjoy this film and those who enjoy this film should check out Mr. Leigh's work (perhaps especially "Secrets and Lies).


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