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Shortcuts (1981)

Postriziny (original title)
An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

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Jirí Menzel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magda Vásáryová ... Maryska
Jirí Schmitzer ... Francin
Jaromír Hanzlík ... Pepin
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Dr. Gruntorád
Petr Cepek ... Pán de Giogi
Oldrich Vlach ... Ruzicka
Frantisek Rehák ... Vejvoda
Miloslav Stibich Miloslav Stibich ... Bernádek
Alois Liskutín Alois Liskutín ... Sefl
Pavel Vondruska ... notár Lustig
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Celedín (as Rudolf Hrusínsky ml.)
Miroslav Donutil ... Podornek
Oldrich Vízner ... Doda Cervinka
Josef Vondrácek Josef Vondrácek
Jaroslav Vozáb ... Dustojný pán
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Storyline

Francin (Jirí Schmitzer), manager of a small-town brewery, has a charming wife whose abundant blonde locks are an adornment to the town. Maryska (Magda Vásáryová) looks ethereal but loves meat and beer, while Francin is an ascetic. The strict members of the brewery board of directors come to audit the accounts, but are diverted from concentrating on Francin's detailed reports by Maryska, who has organized a pig-killing feast and is ably assisting the butcher. When she invites the old curmudgeons on the board to enjoy the fresh pork, they are too happy to agree. Francin doesn't know whether he is going to get a permanent contract. To make things worse his brother Pepin (Jaromír Hanzlík) - eccentric, noisy and garrulous - turns up on an indefinite visit. Written by NFA.cz

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutting It Short See more »

Filming Locations:

Dalesice, Czech Republic

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Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Mono

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Vladimír Mensík turned down the part of Pepin, eventually played by Jaromír Hanzlík. See more »

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A masterpiece of all times
6 June 2006 | by guycorhuoSee all my reviews

I love Menzel movies and this one is my favorite of all of them. Even it's into my ten favorite movies of all time, like The Godfather, Blade Runner, The man who shot Liberty Valance, Amarcord or La vida en un hilo. It's poetical, romantic, erotic and funny. A kind of humor that moves from intelligent talk to the purely slapstick, but always in a universal way, that everybody can appreciate and enjoy.It's a movie that tries to make you feel how pretty are love and life, and if you let your senses and soul go into the story, when the movie finishes you can feel yourself better than at the beginning. Enjoy this movie so you'll enjoy life...and beer.


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