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The Snowdrop Festivities (1984)

Slavnosti snezenek (original title)
This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants... See full summary »

Director:

Jirí Menzel

Writers:

Bohumil Hrabal (stories), Jirí Menzel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Franc (as Rudolf Hrusínský st.)
Jaromír Hanzlík ... Leli
Josef Somr ... kapitán VB Vyhnálek
Petr Cepek ... Rezník
Miloslav Stibich Miloslav Stibich ... Jelinek
Petr Brukner ... Traktorista Janecek
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Traktoristuv pomocník (as Rudolf Hrusínský ml.)
Eugen Jegorov ... Drogist
Borík Procházka Borík Procházka ... Liman
Jirí Schmitzer ... hostinský Láda Novák
Marie Spurná ... Novákova zena
Blazena Holisová ... Francova zena
Blanka Lormanová Blanka Lormanová ... dcera Francových
Jirí Krejcík ... zravý pan Karel
Frantisek Vlácil ... Starý myslivec
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This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko (Kersko is a small woody area full of cottages and roods). These people are both simple and sensitive, they have their own pleasures (e.g. Leli is a collector of cheap, but inutile things) and the greatest delight of all of them is a hunting. Crude poetics of amateur hunting is screened by dreamy pictures of this area. Menzel mixes sentimental lyricism and rough (but not vulgar!) humor and the outcome is the never-ending landscape of continuous life in the proximate nearness of nature. The performances of actors are brilliant. Both Rudolf Hrusinsky as a Franz and Jaromír Hanzlik as a Leli have nonrecurring charm bottomed on a pain and inebriation. Only the music is not perfect: Jiri Sust usually assembled his film music from his older works and in this movie there is many quotations. Written by AnonymousB

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Sad Story about the Happy People
24 September 2006 | by theatrum-1See all my reviews

This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It's a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko (Kersko is a small woody area full of cottages and roods). These people are both simple and sensitive, they have their own pleasures (e.g. Leli is a collector of cheap, but inutile things) and the greatest delight of all of them is a hunting. Crude poetics of amateur hunting is screened by dreamy pictures of this area. Menzel mixes sentimental lyricism and rough (but not vulgar!) humor and the outcome is the never-ending landscape of continuous life in the proximate nearness of nature. The performances of actors are brilliant. Both Rudolf Hrusinsky as a Franz and Jaromír Hanzlik as a Leli have nonrecurring charm bottomed on a pain and inebriation. Only the music is not perfect: Jiri Sust usually assembled his film music from his older works and in this movie there is many quotations.


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Czechoslovakia

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1 January 1984 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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