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The Idiot Returns (1999)

Návrat idiota (original title)
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 »

Director:

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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Taglines:

First impressions of second loves.

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Details

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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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to 72nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2000. See more »

Connections

Version of Down House (2001) See more »

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Beautiful, Amusing
18 August 1999 | by aleem-2See all my reviews

As with Jules et Jim, the film centres around a love triangle, but with the added bonus of fantastic humour (both visual and situational) - and it is impossible not to empathise with Frantisek (the "Idiot"). Well worth watching. Incidentally the actor playing the younger daughter and Frantisek are now together in real life (ahh. :-)


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