Young music composer Viktor Honzl in vain looks for work. He is prevented from committing suicide by a technician of the gasworks who shortly beforehand has disconnected his gas due to past... See full summary »
Young and stunningly beautiful Hana is thrown into the street after her mother catches her stepfather sexually harassing Hana. She finds a new job at a café where she becomes the object of ... See full summary »
Mána is a young secretary. One evening she and her roommate accompany two wealthy older gentlemen to dinner. After one of them offers money to her she realizes his intentions and flees from... See full summary »
Ladislav H. Struna,
A Milk-Cannery baron, Jakub Simonides, is broken by the Canned Milk-Trust and, in his wanderings with a worker, Filip Kornet, he discovers he still owns a half-finished apartment-house. ... See full summary »
Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?
A stylized portrait of a Czech neo-Nazi, who hates his life but doesn't know what to change about it. Corrosively absurd and starkly chilling in equal measure, this tragicomedy investigates... See full summary »
"Grandmother" is a highly romanticized autobiographical novel by a Czech 19th century writer, Bozena Nemcova. It's a classical, compulsory reading in Czech schools, about a wise, working-class woman, happier in her simplicity and good heart than the nobles whom she serves. If at all true, her childhood with her granny must have been one of very few happy periods in Nemcova's life. Of course, not everything is serene, Nemcova was too good a writer for that, there is also Nemcova's Ophelia, crazy Viktorka, running in the forests after being seduced and abandoned (remember this was early 19th century). The scenes with Viktorka are the most striking and memorable in this excellent film released during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia to boost the people's morale.
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