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Loners (2000)

Samotári (original title)
Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of ... See full summary »

Director:

David Ondrícek

Writers:

Olga Dabrowská (story) (as Olga Dabrowska), Petr Zelenka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Labina Mitevska ... Vesna
Jitka Schneiderová ... Hanka
Sasa Rasilov ... Petr
Jirí Machácek ... Jakub
Ivan Trojan ... Ondrej
Mikulás Kren ... Robert (as Miki Kren)
Dana Sedláková Dana Sedláková ... Lenka
Hana Maciuchová ... Hanka's mother
Frantisek Nemec ... Hanka's father
Emma Cerná ... Robert's mother
Tatiana Vilhelmová ... Prostitute
Zdenek Suchý ... Drug dealer
David Matásek ... Radio owner
Petr Kasnar Petr Kasnar ... Magician
Pavla Drtinová Pavla Drtinová ... Girl in a bar
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Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of matchmaker and occasionally helps to put together some of his friends. He helps to separate his friend Hanka from Peter, an announcer for an independent radio station who tries to capture "real" life by recording the moments from "reality" and playing them over the air. Vesna, came to Prague from Macedonia because it is according to her the best place for UFOs to land, but her real reason for coming is somewhat different... Hanka is followed by the crazy Ondrej, until then a respected brain surgeon, and married with two kids. Through him she meets Jacob, who uses copious amounts of weed in order to be constructive in this gloomy world. On the other hand, this destroys his short-term memory - and he forgets that he already has a girlfriend. The disappointed Hanka runs to her parents, only to find some ... Written by <pavel.smutny.ekf@vsb.cz>

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Come to laugh at yourself.

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Jakub: [Talking into the camera] I get high because the world is cruel and people are lonely. I work so I can buy drugs that make people seem kind, friendly, free and beautiful. Trouble is, these drugs caused me to hurt someone. So it doesn't make sense for me to do them anymore. I've had it with drugs. I'm giving up weed.
[Raises his joint, looks at it, then looks back at the camera]
Jakub: This is my last joint. I'm not even going to finish it.
[...]
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Soundtracks

Ikarie XB-1
Written by Jan P. Muchow
Performed by Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Courtesy of EMI Monitor Records
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a Czech Nanni Moretti film
23 July 2002 | by camel-9See all my reviews

somewhat slow in developing the characters, but towards the end, a three-minute clip was incredibly rewarding: a family of two parents agree to being "seen" in the real and in the flesh by a group of 20 japanese tourists while having dinner inside in the privacy of their home. Daughter comes in. Sees the two parents seated, and on the rim of the dining room, twenty voyeours each holding a video camera. An ensuing discussion begins, with the parents disagreeing that the daughter sees a married man. The genius is that the tour operator, present in the room and who is translating in real-time from czech to japanese the dialogues between parent and daughter, is the married man's wife, and she knows the husband is having this affair. Under the strain of translating the dialogue that indirectly involves her, she cannot hold back a few tears. For the japanese, the crescendo of the dialogue is a rare opportunity in entering a private family domain, something that japanese culture would never allow, and they are grateful and express it with a emotional applause at the end. They also apologize en masse by all bowing with the video camera rolling when translator says something about them intruding. A genius short scene.


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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

13 April 2000 (Czech Republic) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beroun District, Czech Republic See more »

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Dolby Digital

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