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Daisies (1966)

Sedmikrásky (original title)
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director:

Vera Chytilová

Writers:

Vera Chytilová (story), Vera Chytilová (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ivana Karbanová Ivana Karbanová ... Marie II
Jitka Cerhová Jitka Cerhová ... Marie i
Marie Cesková Marie Cesková
Jirina Myskova Jirina Myskova
Marcela Brezinová Marcela Brezinová
Julius Albert Julius Albert ... Man About Town
Oldrich Hora Oldrich Hora ... (as Dr. Oldrich Hora)
Jan Klusák
Josef Konícek Josef Konícek
Jaromír Vomácka Jaromír Vomácka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jirina Cesková Jirina Cesková
Václav Chochola Václav Chochola
Ester Krumbachová Ester Krumbachová
Jaroslav Kucera Jaroslav Kucera
Jarosmir Kuvacha Jarosmir Kuvacha
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Storyline

Two teenage girls, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the government. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Upsa-daisy .. downs-a-daisy ... turned-ons-a-daisy

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Daisies See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Marie II: That's what I don't understand. Why does one say "I love you"? Do you understand? Why can't one say, for example, "egg"?
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Soundtracks

Plaisir d'amour
Composed by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
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First you think "what the hell?" and then you think "YEAH!!"
28 May 2003 | by spazmodeusSee all my reviews

This is really worth seeing. It's hard to explain why. There is no plot. There is no character development. There is a lot of beautiful surrealism. Like with anything from Dada and related art, the full effect only hits you after you stop asking "Why?" and "Whaa?" and "What the hell?". When you past that point, you'll have a great time.

The charming nihilism captured in the movie is something that we couldn't duplicate nowadays, even if we tried.


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