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Director:
Writers:
Zdenek Sverák (story)
Zdenek Sverák (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 March 2007 (Czech Republic) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy about the fullness of life.
Plot:
A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
absolutely gorgeous, witty, eloquent See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jan Sverák 
 
Writing credits
Zdenek Sverák (story)

Zdenek Sverák (screenplay)

Produced by
Eric Abraham .... producer
Jan Sverák .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ondrej Soukup 
 
Cinematography by
Vladimír Smutný 
 
Film Editing by
Alois Fisárek 
 
Art Direction by
Jan Vlasák 
 
Costume Design by
Simona Rybáková 
 
Makeup Department
Zdenek Klika .... key hair stylist (2007)
 
Production Management
Bára Adamová .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frantisek Loukota .... second assistant director (as Fanda Loukota)
Katerina Oujezdská .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Katerina Koutská .... second art director
 
Sound Department
Jakub Cech .... sound
Robert Gumala .... boom operator
Pavel Rejholec .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Miro Gal .... Flame artist
Robert Pik .... visual effects artist
Petr Vcelicka .... digital compositor
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Telinger .... video operator (as Ronald Tellinger)
Jan Vagner .... video assist operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helena Rovna .... set costumer
Iveta Trmalova .... costume supervisor
 
Other crew
Petra Zachová .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vratné lahve" - Czech Republic (original title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Czech Republic:U | Finland:K-7 | Germany:o.Al. | Netherlands:6 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)
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Trivia:
In the film there is visible a TV program with a highlighted film Kolya (1996), made by the same duo: Jan Sverák (director) and Zdenek Sverák (writer and a main character in both, a father of Jan).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Eliska is supposed to be a professional teacher of German, yet in the German sentences she speaks in the course of the movie, her German has a heavy Czech accent, much worse than that of her supposed student. And, when Eliska is asked to translate the sentence, "I work for the city administration," her German translation makes no grammatic sense ("an der Stadtamt").See more »
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30 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
absolutely gorgeous, witty, eloquent, 28 July 2007
Author: diana-urickova from Slovakia

Simply, a waaayyy better than Kolja. Personally, I guess almost anything said about a movie before you see it is actually a spoiler, as it influences the expectations and the response isn't that pure anymore. For those who share this attitude with me, just read no more than the next line. Believe me, go see this great cinematic achievement. The Sverak duo is certainly a kind of quality guarantee. However, Vratne lahve gives you much more than the necessary expectations fulfillment. Witty dialogues, tremendously believable acting, plausible script and humane setting, all of these form a story full of emotions and simple truths most of us value so much even without realizing it. This movie makes you realize all those lovely aspects life and its various phases bring about. ...and one more thing, (this might be connected with understanding the local mentality) watching this movie you will most probably find yourself laughing really whole-heartedly, this movie is truly much funnier than any high-rated comedy, even though the topic and story covered aren't actually that funny in real life at all. Wonderful experience, definitely deserves worldwide recognition, a second Oscar for Sverak wouldn't be too much to expect.

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