A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with...
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Jan Kadar plays a Czech partisan fighter in the waning days of the war. Just as peace is declared, Kadar is shot in the spine and sent to the hospital emergency ward. As he fades in and out... See full summary »
Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for ... See full summary »
A fisherman saves Anada, a woman adrift, from drowning. He takes her to his home, and protects her. Eventually, she occupies a larger place than was to be expected. He commits adultery with her, but his own wife seems to be in love with the strange young woman.Written by
Production was suspended in 1968 during the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia because a temporary military bridge had been erected across the Danube at the filming location. Production resumed in 1970, and the film was released in 1971. See more »
After watching the movie once or twice, I went looking for the book it was based on-- The Woman Who was Found Adrift-- but there seemed to be no English edition. The film seems to be about plain people enmeshed in a situation rife with symbolism, but it's hard to work out the symbols. Today, tricked too many times by meaningless David Lynch films, we might just assume that there is no underlying message; but the film is a little too old-- and a little too intelligent, I think-- to be a put-on.
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