Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are ...
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Two families, Sebkovi and Krausovi, are celebrating christmas, but not everyone is in a good mood. Teenage kids think their fathers are totaly stupid, fathers are sure their children are nothing more than rebels, hating anything they say.Written by
When Elien receives the package from America, it has three stamps affixed totaling only 8 cents. Notwithstanding that this is a paltry amount of postage to send a heavy package abroad, the three stamps had not been yet issued in America in December 1967. (The green Jefferson stamps were issued January 1968 and the larger Eisenhower stamp not until 1969) See more »
I have read in "100 + 1 foreign interests" magazine such an piquancy that an average woman thinks about sex every 5 minutes and an average person, like man, guy thinks about it every 7 minutes.
So, what is the result?
That I am an average woman.
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A beautifully understated story of ordinary people living their everyday lives through the trying times of Christmas '67 and the Prague Spring during the run up to the Soviet invasion. While the setting has be caught with stark and depressing realism, the film is perfectly balanced with a gently comic and bittersweet observation of the families and their relationships as they struggle through events from the mundane to the tragic. Personal loss, both of freedom and of loved ones, and the way life still manages to go on has been captured with deceptive ease and without resorting to the usual cliches and predictable attempts at closure that so often seem to pollute western cinema of this type.
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