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Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliste (1980)

An old man is wandering round a badly signposted and as yet mostly under construction Prague housing estate looking for the high rise block into which he is supposed to be moving with his ... See full summary »

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Vera Chytilová
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukás Bech ... Pepík
Antonín Vanha Antonín Vanha ... Deda
Eva Kacírková ... Marie
Oldrich Navrátil ... Franta
Jirí Kodet ... Herec
Bronislav Poloczek ... Josef
Daniela Srajerová Daniela Srajerová ... Dispecerka
Milan Klásek ... príslusník VB
Ladislav Potmesil ... Vondrácek
Hana Hejduková Hana Hejduková ... Trafikantka
Petr Kratochvíl Petr Kratochvíl ... Delník
Václav Helsus ... Delník
Miluse Splechtová ... Marta
Michal Nesvadba Michal Nesvadba ... Petr
Alena Rýcová Alena Rýcová ... Sona
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An old man is wandering round a badly signposted and as yet mostly under construction Prague housing estate looking for the high rise block into which he is supposed to be moving with his daughter's family. The old granddad from the countryside likes chatting, nothing escapes his eyes and he wants to give everyone a helping hand. Written by NFA.cz

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1 December 1981 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Prefab Story See more »

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Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Incredible "Unknown" film
9 November 1999 | by wh-3See all my reviews

This is an incredible film that deserves to be better known in the US.

Using a hand-held verite camera style, Panalstory follows the live of several residents of a communist-bloc apartment complex from hell. Shot in a real unfinished housing project, the film is one of those things you can't believe got past the state censors. However don't think this film is only about life in the Soviet bloc. It one of the best universal human life films, I've seen. The filming and editing are superb and once again the director predates filming styles that are all the rage now.

If you live in New York City, the City University cable channel runs this film occasionally.


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