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Landscape (2000)

Krajinka (original title)
A doctor performs a small miracle with cigar smoke. A soldier performs heroics in his lovemaking. A deaf man awakens to discover a snake has slithered down his throat. A poacher becomes his own victim.

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Martin Sulík
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Cast

Credited cast:
Juraj Paulen Juraj Paulen ... Imro
Anton Vaculík Anton Vaculík ... Dr. Roth
Vilma Cibulková ... paní Agáta
Csongor Kassai ... Cypro (as Csongor Kassay)
Jirí Pecha ... Cyril Polka
Jakub Rada Jakub Rada ... Palo
Lukas Miskovic Lukas Miskovic ... Peter (as Lukás Miskovic)
Ivan Martinka Ivan Martinka ... Vojtech Vrzgula
Marián Labuda ... Kusalik
Jan Kraus ... Sibert
Vera Galatíková ... Marienka Simová
Viera Topinkova Viera Topinkova ... Anna Kisová
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bayasgalan Battsengel Bayasgalan Battsengel
Vit Bednárik Vit Bednárik ... Kamas
Peter Bzdúch Peter Bzdúch ... Gazda
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A doctor performs a small miracle with cigar smoke. A soldier performs heroics in his lovemaking. A deaf man awakens to discover a snake has slithered down his throat. A poacher becomes his own victim.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

Slovak

Release Date:

15 February 2001 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Landscape See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Slovakia the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. See more »

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Referenced in Show Jana Krause: Episode dated 3 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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the dying rural soul of a culture
1 October 2007 | by oowawaSee all my reviews

Krajinka, aka "Landscape," consists of 10 separate vignettes, or short stories, grafted together chronologically. The time span stretches from pre-WWII Slovenia(?) to the latter half of the 20th century. Although a couple of characters reappear in episodes, the stories are mainly independent of each other.

What unites the stories is a rural spirit of life that is ribald, compassionate, cruel, and above all resilient. The "landscape" shrugs off Fascists (both Hungarian and German), and subsequent Communists. Still, there is a feeling that we are witnessing the end of an era, the gradual demise of a way of life that will never come again. The movie is a eulogy for this dying culture.

The beauty of the film is in its close attention to details--the motorcyclist who wears his jacket backwards to keep out the wind; the nose-wrestling contest; the hapless beggar who hides in the sewage of an outhouse; the clock museum of a beautiful war widow. Caution: towards the end of the film there is a scene of a fox writhing in a steel-jawed trap--perhaps innocent in the context of this country culture, but disturbing nevertheless.

But the movie is basically full of life, love and soul. A fitting eulogy for a dying way of life.


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