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Wrong Side Up (2005)

Príbehy obycejného sílenství (original title)
A black comedy based on director Petr Zelenka's successful stage play. It treats a simple theme: Jana has left Petr (Ivan Trojan), a boy 'who's not doing very well at the moment,' and he ... See full summary »

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Petr
Zuzana Sulajová ...
Jana
Zuzana Stivínová ...
Jana (voice)
Miroslav Krobot ...
Father
Nina Divísková ...
Mother
Karel Hermánek ...
Boss
Petra Lustigová ...
Sylvie
Jirí Bartoska ...
Jirí
Zuzana Bydzovská ...
Alice
Jana Hubinská ...
Aunt
Jirí Bábek ...
Ales
Marta Sládecková ...
Boss' Wife
Jan Lepsík ...
Colleague #1
Matús Bukovcan ...
Colleague #2
Petr Lafek ...
Martin
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A black comedy based on director Petr Zelenka's successful stage play. It treats a simple theme: Jana has left Petr (Ivan Trojan), a boy 'who's not doing very well at the moment,' and he wants her back. In a film in which love seems like madness (and vice versa) many bizarre things rise to the surface. Petr's mother (Nina Divísková) sends blood to Chechnya. His father (Miroslav Krobot) once did voice-overs for newsreels and his wife forces him to dial a random telephone number in order to find out if people still recognize his voice. Petr's boss (Karel Hermánek) prefers a shop window mannequin to his own vivacious wife, the neighbors enjoy sex only if someone is watching them, and Petr has such lovely eyes... When things in his apartment start to liven up, Petr feels like he's going insane. Or is he the only normal one? Maybe everyone else around him is losing it. Written by Czech film center

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1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival and I knew viewing it that it would make my top 10 and it did. I really liked this movie. Petr is a great character and so is his ex-girlfriend. There are a lot of great characters in this movie. The couple that are his neighbors. His boss at work and his boss's wife who in a small barely on-screen role is perfect. Even the mannequin is a character. Although a lifeless inanimate object a character none-the-less. Petr's ex-girlfriend's aunt. His mother and father are just great. Great casting and development. I like movies like this and liked it more than I expected I would. I would give this an 8.0 maybe a 8.5 because in looking back at all these characters I'm thinking, wow, they all came from the same movie. I would recommend it.


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