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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jan Hrebejk

Writers:

Petr Jarchovský, Petr Sabach (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Beran Michael Beran ... Michal
Miroslav Donutil ... Sebek
Simona Stasová ... Sebková
Kristýna Nováková ... Jindriska
Jirí Kodet ... Kraus
Eva Holubová ... Teacher
Emília Vásáryová ... Krausová
Bolek Polívka ... Uncle Václav
Jaroslav Dusek ... Sasa Maslan
Stella Zázvorková ... Grandmother
Jirí Krejcík ... Professor
Ondrej Brousek ... Elien
Silvie Koblízková Silvie Koblízková ... Uzlinka
Marek Javorský Marek Javorský ... Péta (as Marek Morvai Javorský)
Boris Hybner ... Magician
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Storyline

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 Antonín <Handl(v.handl@iol.cz>

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One villa - two families - three generations.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Czech TV - Telexport

Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 1999 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Cosy Dens See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,227,953
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"Cosy Dens" is arguably a poor translation of "Pelisky." The word actually means "nests". See more »

Quotes

Uzlinka: Daddy! Russians have come!
Father Sebek: What? What? Tell them to wait, we will come in the moment.
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Connections

Referenced in Máme rádi Cesko: Episode dated 6 May 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lékorice
Music by Jaromír Vomácka, lyrics by Vratislav Blazek
Performed by Václav Neckár
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Highly recommended
17 January 2007 | by hkubieSee all my reviews

This is genuinely one of the best films I have ever seen - Hrebejk at his absolute best.

Firstly, it has so many typically Hrebejk touching moments (in fact I felt quite teary for a lot of it), mostly because of the historical background it is set in, but also because of the emotional and sometimes painful ways that the characters interact. Although several of the characters are extremely difficult people, you do sympathise with them.

However, secondly, what makes this film so special is that is is genuinely hilarious as well. People had warned me beforehand that the humour was very "Czech" and that does not necessarily translate that well. However, I would say this is totally wrong. This film has so many funny parts that there is something for everyone, both black comedy and outright slapstick; for a week I laughed about the scene with the carp in the bath.

I highly recommend this film; some knowledge of recent Czech history is useful.


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