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A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)

O slavnosti a hostech (original title)
A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Nemec

Writers:

Ester Krumbachová (screenplay), Ester Krumbachová (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Vyskocil ... Hostitel
Jan Klusák ... Rudolf
Jiri Nemec Jiri Nemec ... Josef
Pavel Bosek Pavel Bosek ... Frantisek
Karel Mares Karel Mares ... Karel
Evald Schorm ... Manzel
Jana Pracharová Jana Pracharová ... Paní
Zdena Skvorecka Zdena Skvorecka ... Eva
Milon Novotny Milon Novotny ... Zenich (as Milon Novotný)
Helena Pejsková Helena Pejsková ... Marta (as H. Pejsková)
Dana Nemcova Dana Nemcova ... nevesta Olinka
Antonin Prazak Antonin Prazak ... Antonín (as Antonín Prazák)
Josef Skvorecký ... Guest #1
Adolf Siroký Adolf Siroký ... Host
Václav Vodák Václav Vodák ... Host (as Dr. V. Vodák)
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Storyline

A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a group of officious looking men who commandeer them to a small clearing. Although there is no direct threat and the picnickers are not scared, they nonetheless feel the need to do what the men say. The men, led by one called Rudolph, set the rules of "the game". Ultimately, the picnickers learn that Rudolph was supposed to invite them to a party nearby. Much like the game, the party's host sets the rules for the party to which the picnickers and all the other guests must abide. Order in the eyes of the host seems to be paramount. Although the picnickers and the other guests enjoy many aspects of the party, some just do not want to be there, such thinking which cannot be tolerated. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

In this film not play professional actors, but different personalities from the artistic environment. Ivan Vyskocil is a theater director, Zdena Skvorecka and Josef Skvorecký are writers, Jan Klusák and Karel Mares are composers, Jiri Nemec was a philosopher and translator, his wife Dana Nemcova is a psychologist, Pavel Bosek is a theater author, Evald Schorm is a film director, Milon Novotny is a photographer, etc. In other roles also play their friends. See more »

Quotes

Hostitel: So will someone tell me what happened or not? A brother shouldn't turn against his brother. And a guest shouldn't turn against a guest.
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Not very interesting.
21 March 2021 | by ZoomorphSee all my reviews

Bland and pointless. At just over 1 hour in length, it drags on for what feels like a much longer time. At best, this movie might be useful for its soporific effect; it could very easily lull a tired person to sleep with its slow pace and meaninglessness. Beyond that, it's just another pretentious "art" project by someone who wanted to make a movie but had nothing to provide the viewers other than a small bit of surrealism.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

30 December 1966 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Report on the Party and Guests See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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