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Wild Flowers (2000)

Kytice (original title)
Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written ... See full summary »

Director:

F.A. Brabec

Writers:

Karel Jaromír Erben (book), Milos Macourek (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Martina Bezousková Martina Bezousková ... Matka (segment "Kytice")
Sylvie Kraslová Sylvie Kraslová ... Deti (segment "Kytice")
Sára Vorísková Sára Vorísková ... Deti (segment "Kytice")
Anna Bezousková Anna Bezousková ... Deti (segment "Kytice")
Dan Bárta ... Vodnik (segment "Vodnik")
Linda Rybová ... Divka (segment "Vodnik")
Jana Svandová ... Matka (segment "Vodnik")
Vojtech Sahula Vojtech Sahula ... Maly vodnicek (segment "Vodnik")
Nada Safratova Nada Safratova ... Vodni bytost (segment "Vodnik") (as Nada Safratová)
Karel Roden ... Dead Man - Soldier (segment "Svatebni kosile")
Klára Oltová ... Divka (segment "Svatebni kosile") (as Klára Sedlácková)
Jirí Schmitzer ... Umrlec (segment "Svatebni kosile")
Bolek Polívka ... Polednice (segment "Polednice") (as Boleslav Polívka)
Zuzana Bydzovská ... Matka (segment "Polednice")
Anna Geislerová ... Dornicka / Hata (segment "Zlatny kolovrat")
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Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales. Written by Len Massaar

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Incredible
12 January 2001 | by jethro-21See all my reviews

Like the guy from Alaska, I just came back from Europe this winter vacation, and in my stay at Prague I saw this movie. I had been seeing movies in all the countries I visited just to get a feel for their cinema (these are all non-subtitled foreign films i couldnt understand a word of), Schule in Germany, MeseAuto in Hungary, Billy Elliot in Austria and this.

This film was extraodinary. The interestin thing is that we never understood any of the other movies and just had to figure things out from the visuals, like watching TV on mute. But this movie had very little dialogue anyway, so it didnt matter. I found myself overwhelmed by the cinematography. It reminded me a lot of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.

As far as I know, there was a famous poet who wrote 15 short stories, and this film is 7 of them (complete with 7 candles that one by one get blown out before each story). I'm not sure, but I took this to be a little like the movie Seven, where each candle, and thus, each story, represents one of the seven deadly sins. But because there were 15 stories in all, I'm not sure how well this theory holds up.

This is an incredible movie to try to pick apart. THere is so much symbolism and there is no language barrier. If you ever make it to the Czech Republic or Prague, specifically, check this movie out.


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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

7 December 2000 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Blumenstrauss See more »

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$751,009
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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