A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and ... See full summary »
In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. Ordered to train, he gradually sharpens his skills.
Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »
Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.
Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ... See full summary »
Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »
Johanka (Milka Zimkova) had a fling with a well digger (Peter Vons) she had not met before and who, she was most likely certain, would never be around again. Just before his departure, they... See full summary »
A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have... See full summary »
An aimless artist looks for direction in his life.
Crucial Years is the debut film of director Juraj Jakubisko, who was voted by his countrymen in 2000 as the best Slovak director of the 20th century. Crucial Years is the story of Juraj, an aimless painter who spends most of his time drinking, womanizing and borrowing money from acquaintances. The movie is pretty much plotless as it follows Juraj as he goofs around with family members and friends. The movie more or less centers around a key day in his life when he meets Jana, a fellow artist, and his brother Andrej, who has been dumped by his wife, drops into town for a visit. The movie seems heavily influenced by Breathless. A lot of it was shot on the street around unsuspecting passerbys and there a lot of scenes where the two lead actors appear to be improvising. It's a diverting movie, if not exactly essential viewing.
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