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All My Compatriots (1969)

Vsichni dobrí rodáci (original title)
Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

Director:

Vojtech Jasný

Writer:

Vojtech Jasný
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vlastimil Brodský ... Ocenás
Radoslav Brzobohatý ... Frantisek
Vladimír Mensík ... Jorka
Waldemar Matuska ... Zásinek
Drahomíra Hofmanová Drahomíra Hofmanová ... Merry Widow
Pavel Pavlovský ... Bertin
Václav Babka ... Franta Lampa
Josef Hlinomaz ... Frajz
Karel Augusta ... Joza Trna
Ilja Prachar ... Plécmera (as I. Prachar)
Václav Lohniský ... Zejvala (as V. Lohnisky)
Jirí Tomek ... (as J. Tomek)
Vera Galatíková ... Frantisek's wife (as V. Galatíková)
Helena Ruzicková ... Bozka (as H. Ruzicková)
Oldrich Velen ... Policeman (as O. Velen)
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Stories about seven friends in a small Moravian village following the socialization of Czechoslovakia in 1948, developing gradually into the story of Frantiek, the resister. The film offers some direct political criticism, particularly of the process of collectivizing agriculture. After the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, it was promptly banned. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

4 April 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Jirina Bohdalová and Iva Janzurová were considered for the part of Merry Widow, eventually played by Drahomíra Hofmanová. See more »

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Czech New Wave that is as important as it is watchable
6 April 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

'All my compatriots' (original title ' Vsichni dobrí rodáci') tells the story of seven friends from a small town in Czechoslovakia and we join them in 1948, they are on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and the new Communism is thrust on this agricultural society. The seven friends are used as a vehicle to shine a light on the shortcomings of collectivisation and the corruption that seemed to be concomitant when power is used to deprive others of wealth.

The story slowly distils to one of resistance albeit within the spirit of the law and that is in the shape of Frantisek. This was promptly banned by the Soviets after the 1968 invasion and sadly never had the impact it should have done and that is despite winning Best Director and the Jury Prizes at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

It is filmed and framed very beautifully and all of the acting is of the highest calibre. It has a maudlin quality that is juxtaposed against the strength of will displayed by some of the main players. Some of the shots will stay with you too and very real people have been used to give added authenticity to the whole thing. This is a film for those who really appreciate cinema in all its glorious forms.


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