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Bájecná léta pod psa (1997)

The story of an ordinary family living in Czechoslovakia from around 1963 until the Velvet Revolution. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Michal Wiewegh.

Director:

Petr Nikolaev

Writers:

Michal Viewegh (novel), Jan Novák
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ondrej Vetchý ... Kvido's Father
Libuse Safránková ... Kvido's mother
Vladimír Javorský ... Sperk
Jan Zahalka ... Kvido (boy)
Jakub Wehrenberg Jakub Wehrenberg ... Kvido
Klára Botková Klára Botková ... Jaruska
Jitka Jezková ... Jaruska
Vladimír Dlouhý ... Zvara
Vilma Cibulková ... Sperková
Miriam Kantorková Miriam Kantorková ... Grandmother Vera
Kveta Fialová ... Grandmother Líba
Stanislav Zindulka ... Grandfather Josef
Otakar Brousek ... Grandfather Jirí
Viktor Preiss ... Playwriter Holub
Jirí Schmitzer ... Dr. Liehr
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The story of an ordinary family living in Czechoslovakia from around 1963 until the Velvet Revolution. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Michal Wiewegh.

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

3 April 1997 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderful Years That Sucked See more »

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Space Films See more »
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Loved film, annoyed by DVD
28 February 2016 | by tortoise-40629See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV pretty soon after it first came out and loved it. It was an insightful coming of age film, as well as a quirky but good depiction of the absurdities of life under communism in the then Czechoslovakia. The humour is a mix of the subtle and not so subtle, and the dramatic content is well handled. The acting is superb, with all cast members putting in a good effort and the leads absolutely smashing it. The film is funny, touching and ultimately uplifting. 10 stars, but for the problems with the DVD, which was a major disappointment.

It was hard to find the DVD, but I eventually found it on Amazon, advertised as having English subtitles. Unfortunately only the dialogue is subtitled, not the witty and interesting voice-over, so much of the film's charm is lost.


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