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The Wild Bees (2001)

Divoké vcely (original title)
A portrait of a small Moravian village and its quirky inhabitants.

Director:

Bohdan Sláma

Writers:

Bohdan Sláma (story), Bohdan Sláma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zdenek Rauser Zdenek Rauser ... Kája
Tatiana Vilhelmová ... Bozka
Marek Daniel ... Petr
Vanda Hybnerová ... Jana
Pavel Liska ... Lada
Cyril Drozda Cyril Drozda ... Tata
Eva Tauchenová Eva Tauchenová ... Babi
Josef Polásek ... Stana
Zuzana Krónerová ... Lisajová
Jaroslav Dusek ... Ranger
Marie Ludvíková ... Innkeeper
Jan Brejla Jan Brejla ... Jena
Alena Ambrová Alena Ambrová ... Atka
Tomás Matonoha ... Colleague
Iveta Dusková Iveta Dusková ... Ranger's wife
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Storyline

A bitter comedy about the difficult lives of young people living in an isolated part of North Moravia. The story is a confrontation of relations between various lovers. The heroes and heroines feel neither the strength nor much reason to commit themselves on a permanent basis because they are all incessantly aware of their social situation, which limits their hopes and yearnings and often turns them into a parody. Written by Ceskatelevize.cz

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

8 November 2001 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Abelhas Selvagens See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to 75nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2003. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 28 December 2012 (2012) See more »

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A warm and funny Czech slice-of-village-life movie.
1 June 2002 | by ebbets-fieldSee all my reviews

A classic Czech slice-of-village-life movie, with no less than a dozen well-delineated characters -- the innocent youth, the befuddled would-be philosopher, the village whore, the Michael Jackson wannabe, the salty grandma, the compulsive gambler, the young girl wise beyond her years, the eccentric videographer, etc.

It alternates between Rabelaisian bawdiness and wistful sympathy for people who, for the most part, are fated to narrowed prospects and uneventful lives. The ending and its message should be strong and clear for anyone with their wits about them -- life isn't simple, common sense prevails, and folks learn how to make the best of the hand that fate has dealt them. This warm and funny film about the human condition is a wonderful antidote for the formulaic crap that Hollywood persists in churning out year after year.


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