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In 1990, Alan Levy, Editor in Chief of the Prague Post, proclaimed that Prague was the "Left Bank of the 90s," -- the new European haven for American artists, (just as Paris had been the expatriate home of Hemingway, Stein and Miller in the 1920s.) Levy's herald rang out like a clarion call, summoning expatriate North Americans from Nova Scotia to the Golden Gate. Rex-Patriates is a satire that follows the lives of four expatriate Americans, a writer, an entrepreneur, a theater director and a physical artist, who venture to Prague after the fall of communism. Bedazzled by the city's beauty, cheap beer, and liberal lifestyle, they set out to forge an artistic renaissance. But was Prague really a breeding ground for artistic genius? By the mid-90s the expatriates' dreams are foiled and Prague becomes a dark cauldron of failure. The obvious solution would be to leave the city, but there is just one problem,the old crone. It is as Franz Kafka observed: "Prague doesn't let go. This old ... Written by Nancy Bishop

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Film is dead
8 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happened to see this.....mess....at an Indie festival screening.

Now, I have never been to Prague, and after seeing this garbage I don't EVER want to go there, not because the city is ugly (which it isn't) but I would be afraid of running into the people responsible for this disaster and killing them, thus earning me large amounts of jail time.

First off, it portrays Czech men as beer drinking dim witted dolts and Czech women as money obsessed whores. This is irresponsible film making. The Americans, as portrayed in this film, all state they are on a mission to "lift the Czech people up" whatever the hell that means.

The plot centers on a bunch of Americans in Prague in 1989 (when Communism was conquered). The plot, what there is of it, centers around a woman named Ewell (Director Nancy Bishop, killing her career before it even begins), and her efforts to spake some sort of Bohemian Artistic revolution or something.

What was supposed to be a documentary spoof is quickly forgotten, and the perspective of the film jumps from third person to first person at random times.

The city of Prague looks GREAT, unfortunately for the film it doesn't help it.


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