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Kulový blesk (1979)

In the flat of the retired opera singer Bílek there is a meeting of people wishing to exchange their flats. The "duodeca-exchange" is organized by a lawyer Radosta (Rudolf Hrusínský), who ... See full summary »

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Ladislav Smoljak (story), Zdenek Sverák (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Dr. Radosta
Karel Kalas ... Bílek
Josef Abrhám ... Knotek
Daniela Kolárová ... Knotková (as Dana Kolárová)
Bedrich Prokos ... Flígr
Zita Kabátová ... Opatrná
Milada Jezková ... Jechová
Ladislav Smoljak ... Ing. Severín
Zdenek Sverák ... Dr. Jecny
Karolína Slunécková ... Kadlecová
Rudolf Vodrázka Rudolf Vodrázka ... Kadlec
Jaroslav Vozáb ... Drahota
Marie Málková Marie Málková ... Severinová
Vera Kalendová Vera Kalendová ... Mána
Zora Bozinová Zora Bozinová ... Drahotová
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In the flat of the retired opera singer Bílek there is a meeting of people wishing to exchange their flats. The "duodeca-exchange" is organized by a lawyer Radosta (Rudolf Hrusínský), who labeled the action "the lightning ball". The preparations are accompanied by many unexpected problems. Written by NFA.cz

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 August 1979 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aktion Kugelblitz See more »

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Although in the credits are listed two directors, 'Kulový blesk' was in fact standalone debut of Ladislav Smoljak. According to Smoljak, Zdenek Podskalský only backed his project with his name as so-called directing supervisor because Barrandov Studios was afraid to entrust the feature film into hands of inexperienced director. See more »

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Ready, steady, move!
6 September 2000 | by Petr-10See all my reviews

Housing was a major problem in Czechoslovakia. If you had a flat, you were OK, the rent was controlled and thus relatively cheap, but if you did not, you had to try very hard to get one. If you moved out or died and a relative was not already registered as living with you, the flat might be lost! One way for ordinary people who needed to move was to swap flats.

This film takes this idea to the extreme: Why not move a number of households in a circular fashion at the same time? Of course, it requires a lot of organizing and a lot of goodwill on all sides. Anything can go wrong and it does! What if somebody changes his mind, the whole scheme collapses!

Quite an easy way to make a comedy. Despite efforts by some excellent actors, this one is not the greatest.


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