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Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself (1989)

Sedím na konári a je mi dobre (original title)
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.

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Juraj Jakubisko
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bolek Polívka ... Pepe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Borek Dlouhý Borek Dlouhý
Ivan Drozdy Ivan Drozdy
Judita Durdiaková Judita Durdiaková
Adela Gáborová Adela Gáborová
Stanislav Hodos Stanislav Hodos
Deana Horváthová ... Zelmira
Markéta Hrubesová ... Ester
Erik Jamrich Erik Jamrich ... Speaker
Ján Króner Jr. Ján Króner Jr.
Nora Kuzelová Nora Kuzelová ... Matrikárka
Stefan Kvietik ... Kornet
Miroslav Machácek ... Krisrofíc
Ján Melkovic Ján Melkovic
Ján Mildner Ján Mildner
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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.

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Language:

Slovak | Czech

Release Date:

1 October 1989 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Rich, moving depiction of survival in the sea of history
21 October 2000 | by mr_avidSee all my reviews

Twenty years after Birds, Orphans & Madmen, Jakubisko essentially reworked the same material into a wonderful narrative about ordinary people surviving within the sea of Eastern European history. But here the gratuitous ugliness of the earlier film is replaced by a fable-like wonder and deep affection for the characters. Two men fight to make a life for themselves -- and eventually for the damaged woman they come to love -- as the devastation of WWII is replaced by the oppression of communism. The mix of humour, romance and tragedy is reminiscent of Kusturica.


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