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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:
A nice movie for middle-age couples 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:
Zdenek Sverák and Daniela Kolárová also played husband and wife in Na samote u lesa (1976).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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A nice movie for middle-age couples, 4 October 2012
Author: roland-scialom from Brazil

The ideal viewers for this film are middle-aged couples. There is a good chance these couples will identify with the couple's story.

Joseph Tkaloun is a literature professor who teaches in a secondary school. He likes literature but has no more patience to deal with annoying and insolent teenagers. He is a dreamer and would like to work on activities that would connect him with real people. He retires from his teaching activities and tries several small jobs as a delivery boy, grocery clerk, etc.

Tkalounová, married for over 30 years with Joseph, teaches languages​​, is not a dreamer like her husband, and seems quite resigned to her little life between her household which includes also her daughter, recently separated from her respective husband, and her grandson.

The love life of Joseph and Tkalounová is stranded. Joseph has some recurring erotic fantasies which increase his interest in females, but he doesn't succeed to transmit his enthusiasm to his wife.

The daily routine of the couple goes on, punctuated by discussions at home, small jealousies from both sides, an unsuccessful attempt of infidelity from the part of Joseph, the emergence of an admirer of Tkalounová, a boyfriend that Joseph arrange for the daughter of the couple, etc.

Finally a happy end closes this trivial and "tanned" love story of this middle-age couple with surprise balloon ride.

A very nice movie that is really worth to be seen by viewers of middle age. I insist on the adjective middle-age because I think that young people will not understand the essential.

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