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Príbehy obycejného sílenství (2005)

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
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Jana (voice)
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Otec
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Matka
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Sef
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Sylvie
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Jirí
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Alice
Jana Hubinská ...
Teta
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Ales
Marta Sládecková ...
Sefova zena
Jan Lepsík ...
Kolega
Matús Bukovcan ...
Kolega
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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loving and full of humor
27 February 2006 | by (Groningen, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Another lovely film by Zelenka, filled with quirky jokes and a sad kind of charm. I watched the film in the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2006 and left the cinema knowing I experienced something exceptional. The English title is Wrong Side Up. This movie is a little less underground than Year of the Devil (Rok Dabla), it starts out like a romantic comedy, but the intricate sidelines expose many little parts of other people's lives, so it results in a big story about longing. Longing for love, friendship and the complications that follow typical tendencies and excesses. The ending is bittersweet like the film itself, which is completely set against the background of Prague in early summer. I absolutely recommend it!


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