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Návrat idiota (1999)

Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an ... See full summary »

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Sasa Gedeon

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Sasa Gedeon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pavel Liska ... Frantisek
Anna Geislerová ... Anna
Tatiana Vilhelmová ... Olga
Jirí Langmajer ... Emil
Jirí Machácek ... Robert
Zdena Hadrbolcová ... Mother of Emil and Robert
Jitka Smutná ... Mother of Anna and Olga
Pavel Marek Pavel Marek ... Mole
Anna Polívková ... Girl #1
Yvetta Janousková Yvetta Janousková ... Girl #2
Petra Kolárová Petra Kolárová ... Girl #3
Josef Oplt Josef Oplt ... Dance master
Petr Vydra ... Dance courses assistant
Michal Rausar Michal Rausar ... Schoolboy
Alena Olahová Alena Olahová ... Waitress
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Storyline

Frantisek, the main character is returning to his family. Until now he's been, "successfully" avoiding all relationships. He is an ingenuous and a pure person and thus, is regarded as an idiot. He becomes involved in various love and family conflicts. It is because he hasn't experienced much of the "real" life that he is able to perceive human relationships in their genuineness. Written by Pavel Smutny

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First impressions of second loves.

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Czech Republic | Germany

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

25 February 1999 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Idiot See more »

Filming Locations:

Brno, Czech Republic See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A disappointment
7 February 2017 | by kungeo-46654See all my reviews

I am not Czech, but I am an almost native speaker of the Czech language. I lived in Prague for 10 years, and I am very familiar with and a lover of the Czech cinematography. I have seen literally hundreds of Czech movies, from very serious ones to cartoons. I am also very familiar with the Czech spirit, culture and humor. Enough about my credentials. I am very happy for the reviewers of this movie who found in it subtlety, originality, creativity, messages, etc. I did not. I profoundly disliked it. It's drab and slow, and boring. can still live with it if there is a better and stronger plot, more intelligent dialogue from people who are not "idiots". It looked to me that Frantisek was clearly emotionally hurt and mentally confused, but the real hospice was the place he came to, not the one he left from. Including the people. It's almost a challenge to distinguish him from his remote family, other than him talking less and slower. I understand that the movie budget was based on pocket change of Czech korunas and not truckloads of US dollars, that would have put some more color, and other background into the picture. And of course better sound and music, maybe less nose blood, too. I have seen much better Czech movies that did not get any nominations, and I have seen Italian, Spanish, German and French movies addressing very serious and grave human issue but with a more colorful background. It is true, though, that most Czech places looked like in the movie, in the 50's and 60' on a rainy and cold November day.Most importantly very serious movie on a very delicate subject doers not have to be mutually exclusive with being pleasing to the senses. And this movie is not.


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