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I don't want to repeat what was said in the other reviews, some background information: Juracek was very disappointed that he was linked with Kafka all the time. Kafka wasn't his favourite writer, the thing is that everybody who lived in Czechoslovakia during that time (I am talking about he people who didn't like that regime)lived a life that was very similar to the Kafka's novels. You didn't need to read Kafka, Kafka was all around you. Later on, Juracek thought that making fun of regime was too simple (there are many films in 60s who are doing that see Menzel, Nemec) and with his next film A case for a rookie hangman he tried to be more profound. He tried to make something more than a satire. He thought Postava is just a simple satire. He was wrong , the film survived its 20 years of prohibition and young people in C.R are fascinated by this film even after almost 50 years. To foreigners: yeas it is little bit strange that in the 60s the regime let the directors make fun of it, that the regime was in fact financing it. the trouble was, Czechoslovakia wanted to compete with the West. And the best directors were anti-communists. And also the whole country was changing. Even communist party was slightly moving towards more democratic regime. However, after the Soviet occupation, a lot of the directors and writers (the ones who didn't leave the country) paid their price for making these films.
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