A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »
A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife. However, as the Nazi rule over Czechoslovakia calls for more and more ... See full summary »
Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States, her mother wants her to join him there, and if the invitation does come, what ... See full summary »
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ... See full summary »
Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters ... See full summary »
Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of ... See full summary »
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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