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The Sun in a Net (1962)

Slnko v sieti (original title)
Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

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Stefan Uher

Writer:

Alfonz Bednár
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marián Bielik Marián Bielik ... Fajolo
Jana Beláková Jana Beláková ... Bela
Eliska Nosálová Eliska Nosálová ... Stana Blazejová
Olga Salagová Olga Salagová ... Jana
Pavol Chrobák Pavol Chrobák ... Mechanizátor Blazej
Adam Janco Adam Janco ... Stohár Blazej
Andrej Vandlík Andrej Vandlík ... Ján Blazej
Peter Lobotka Peter Lobotka ... Milo
Vladimír Malina Vladimír Malina ... Fisherman
Zuzana Ruskova Zuzana Ruskova ... Rybárova zena
Lubo Roman Lubo Roman ... Peto
Anton Galba Anton Galba ... domovník Meg
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Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Slovak | Czech

Release Date:

25 February 2016 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Nap a hálóban See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Movie centers on the life of Oldrich, affectionately nicknamed Fajolo by love interest Bela, and his experiences between home and his summer work at a farm.
28 February 2015 | by annakshawSee all my reviews

The Sun in a Net is a complex and daring film. Considering its cultural context, it did the impossible and passed communist film censors with a number of controversial plot points in a time when only bland and uninteresting films were being shown in order to favor the state. On top of this historical context, the filmmaking is both experimental and quite beautiful. Utilizing many unconventional shots and paying attention to the composition of each scene, aesthetically this film is a knockout, especially for 1964, but is enjoyable even in 2015. The intense symbolism about blindness and sight, and truth and lies is captivating and artfully done. One cannot and will not want to watch The Sun in a Net only once, you have to revisit it in order to adapt your own meanings about the film. A must-see in Slovak film.


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