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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:
New but i've seen this many times already 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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20 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
New but i've seen this many times already, 23 July 2007
Author: pchudera from Slovakia

In my opinion, this title is good, but not excellent. I've seen many Czech films, and this is just another one with just a little change in motive. It doesn't make you think when you step up from cinema, it just makes you realize, what is happening in our world. The script is fine, but not innovative. There is no mystery and therefor no excitement at the end of the movie. Open ending that doesn't make you think is not a good ending in my opinion. Not an excellent directing is shown in this title, it just follows the script and doesn't adds artistic feeling into it. In motive i find very similar "Stesti", "Samotari". This movies are also about life and when you see them you just realize that this something similar and not new. Even though my score is low, this movie is not a waste of time. Especially if you are not a Slovakian or Czech. Go and see this movie for your self. If you are not very demanding spectator you will probably like this movie very much.

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