8.1/10
466
2 user

Tisícrocná vcela (1983)

A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and ... See full summary »

Director:

Juraj Jakubisko

Writers:

Juraj Jakubisko, Peter Jaros (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Perinbaba (1985)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Feather Fairy lives in the sky and gives snow to the people. She lives with a boy called Jakob, who one day ventures into the human world and falls for a peasant girl.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Giulietta Masina, Petra Vancíková, Tobias Hoesl
Záhrada (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jakub's life arrived at a dead-end. He leaves his job, and gets into conflict with his father. The trouble just grows by his relation with a married woman. Breaking out, Jakub realizes the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík
Stars: Roman Luknár, Zuzana Sulajová, Jana Svandová
Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Deana Horváthová, Milan Bahúl, Joachim Kemmer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Pepe and Prengel, returning from war, meet Ester and both fall in love with the girl and live together in a deserted house. Fanatic communist, Zelmira, wants to turn their world upside-down.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Bolek Polívka, Ivan Drozdy, Judita Durdiaková
Kristove roky (1967)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Jirí Sýkora, Jana Stehnová, Vlado Müller
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Three adolescent war orphans seclude themselves in an anarchic and playful existence of denial and juvenile joy.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, Magda Vásáryová
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three war stories ranging from World War I to a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust treat death and the fragility of the humankind through different approaches.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko
Stars: Mikulás Ladizinský, Jana Stehnová, Augustín Kubán
Údolí vcel (1968)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. He brings her a basketful of flowers which she starts to throw in the air... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil
Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatíková
Medená veza (1970)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatic story of three friends happily spending time on their own in a mountain cottage in the High Tatras. On the arrival of the wife of one of them their perfect friendship is put to a test.

Director: Martin Hollý
Stars: Stefan Kvietik, Emília Vásáryová, Ivan Rajniak
Únos (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the 90s, when Czechoslovakia splits into Czech Republic and Slovakia, the son of Slovak president gets abducted by mafia in a political scheme of the prime minister.

Director: Mariana Cengel-Solcanská
Stars: Ludovít Cittel, Gabriela Dolná, Jozef Domonkos
Ucho (1970)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna
Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jozef Kroner ... Martin Pichanda
Stefan Kvietik ... Samo
Michal Docolomanský ... Valent
Jana Janovská Jana Janovská ... Ruzena
Eva Jakoubková ... Kristína
Ivana Valesová Ivana Valesová ... Mária
Pavol Mikulík Pavol Mikulík ... Julo
Igor Cillík Igor Cillík ... Svanda
Jirí Císler ... Belányi
Jana Riháková ... Hanka
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Stázka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Adamcík Samuel Adamcík ... Orfanides
Václav Baur Václav Baur ... Postman
Jozef Belan Jozef Belan
Zdenek Blazek Zdenek Blazek ... Gunár
Edit

Storyline

A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and national roots, the power and meaning of tradition and the return to it. The mosaic of the bricklaying Pichanda family's lives is made of love, hope, hard work, human understanding and also the tragedies of economic crisis, war and human malice. Dreams, symbols, and life in all its forms create a colored rainbow spanning from birth to death and from mystery to reality and back. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Edit

Details

Language:

Slovak | Czech | Hungarian

Release Date:

1 March 1984 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand-year-old Bee See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV) (4 episodes) | (TV)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Hviezdna párty: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another name in English for this film
8 January 2008 | by daveryanSee all my reviews

I saw this at Los Angeles Filmex in about 1989. The director presented it, and it was called "The Millenial Bees" at that showing.

While I recall some of the magical atmosphere of the film as reported in the other commentary, this film traces family and ethnic feuds through generations, and I thought it was an important film historically.

Won't someone put this out on DVD, with appropriate historical information? My sense was that it had emotional power and was really instructive about this enduring conflict.

Criterion? Another prestige distributor?


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed