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Buttoners (1997)

Knoflíkári (original title)
Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters ... See full summary »

Director:

Petr Zelenka

Writer:

Petr Zelenka
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18 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Zajicek Pavel Zajicek ... Moderátor of Rádia 1
Jan Haubert Jan Haubert ... Host
Seisuke Tsukahara Seisuke Tsukahara ... Japonec v brýlích
Motohiro Hosoya Motohiro Hosoya ... vousatý Japonec
Junzo Inokuchi Junzo Inokuchi ... mladý Japonec
Svetlana Svobodová Svetlana Svobodová ... Japonka
David Charap David Charap ... 1. Pilot
Richard Toth ... 2. Pilot
Frantisek Cerný Frantisek Cerný ... Taxikár
Michaela Pavlátová Michaela Pavlátová ... Zena v taxi
Jan Cechticky Jan Cechticky ... Muz v taxi (as Jan Cechtický)
Pavel Lagner Pavel Lagner ... Zákazník / úchyl na ulici c 1]
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Manzelka taxikáre
Jakub Mejdricky Jakub Mejdricky ... Milenec (as Jakub Mejdrický)
Petr Zelenka ... úchyl na ulici c.2
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Storyline

Twist of fate and the twists of mind of the characters (mostly couples) combine in just the right twinkled absurd way in the interweaving episodes of this comedy. Each of the characters gets a good shot at being sarcastic and each is a sorry loser at some point yet none is turned into the butt of the joke. The place is Prague and the time is August 6th, 1995, except for one episode, set 50 years earlier in unflyable rain in the city of Kokura, Japan. Written by David Hakim <hakim@sos.ethz.ch>

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Comedy

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Trivia

Jirí Menzel and Viktor Preiss turned down the part of Jirí, eventually played by Borivoj Navrátil. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Za scénou: Petr Zelenka (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

You Ain't Me
Performed by Frank Black
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There are so many reasons to see this movie!
6 August 2001 | by marineladSee all my reviews

It makes me angry when people describe this film as funny even I cannot avoid the fact that Petr Zelenka has unusual sense of humor. But he is a person that rarely laughs himself. He looks serious and distant like any other self-aware genius. I am much more delighted with his intelligence, his perfect feeling for details and his ability to entirely connect all little parts of this quite complicated story. He is not only a brilliant scenarist but also an extraordinary talented director who truly knows how to chose his actors. There are so many reasons to see this movie, not only once - so, if you have a chance, just grab it!


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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech | English | Japanese

Release Date:

20 November 1997 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Button-Pinchers See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ceská Televize See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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