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In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true ... See full summary »

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Jan Sverák

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Zdenek Sverák (screenplay), Jan Slovák | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Petr Forman Petr Forman ... Olda Soukup
Edita Brychta ... Anna
Zdenek Sverák ... Fisarek: a natural healer
Bolek Polívka ... Slezák
Ladislav Smoljak ... Caretaker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miroslava Babúrková Miroslava Babúrková
Hana Cízková Hana Cízková
Milan Dvorák Milan Dvorák
Josef Fiala Josef Fiala
Matej Forman Matej Forman
Markéta Frösslová Markéta Frösslová ... Anicka
Jana Havrdová Jana Havrdová
Rudolf Hrusínský ... Pitrysek (as Rudolf Hrusínsky Jr.)
Jan Jíra Jan Jíra ... Healer Skála
Hugo Kaminský ... Cameo
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Storyline

In this movie, TV sets are full of life. If a person is in TV (e.g. because it was filmed on the street) it has a double that's right in the TV set. This double needs energy from the true character to survive. Each time, the real human watches TV, his Double will pull life energy from him. So there's a mysterious Death-serial. Many persons die in front of their TV set and nobody knows why. Olda, the main character, is one of the persons, that get more and more weak. He is near death, till Fisarek, the natural healer appears.He teaches Olda how he can resist this magic force and how he can fight it. Written by Tobias Pusch <Stefan_Tobias_Pusch@public.uni-hamburg.de>

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A refreshing film about fatigue


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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

English | Czech | Slovak

Release Date:

24 March 1994 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Accumulator 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Heureka PF See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Entertaining
17 January 2003 | by Empire-3See all my reviews

This movie was a surprise to me. It was entertaining and it was inventive. This movie should get more attention, too bad it hasn´t been released in many countries. I saw this at school and it was taped from tv. Most interesting in this movie is that it has strange name. When you see the opening credits, you can expect any movie. The credits have kinda scifi feel to it. The movie is partly scifi, but it has many other genre elements.

First the film starts with drama comedy feel to it and then it begins to have scifi elements. After the first 20 minutes, the movie starts to go forward at fast speed. Visually the movie is inventive, there are close-ups of teeth and heart etc. If this movie would be remade in Hollywood, I think Steven Spielberg would direct it. Because this is an european movie, you can expect anything. I rate this movie 8 out of 10 (**** out of *****)


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