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A dark and absurd road-movie comedy in which the grandmother fulfills a dream, the mother stops treating her daughters like kids, the daughters stop treating their husbands like idiots, and... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Iva Janzurová ... Mother
Theodora Remundová Theodora Remundová ... Zuzana
Igor Bares ... Pavel
Sabina Remundová ... Ilona
Nada Kotrsová Nada Kotrsová ... Granny
Jakub Chrbolka Jakub Chrbolka ... Leon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Bárta ... Lubor
Anna Geislerová ... Girl in stuck car
Jaroslava Hanusová Jaroslava Hanusová
Krystof Hádek ... Youngster in stuck car
Jirí Machácek ... Vítek
Milada Rajzíková Milada Rajzíková ... Waitress
Martin Sulík ... Priest
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A dark and absurd road-movie comedy in which the grandmother fulfills a dream, the mother stops treating her daughters like kids, the daughters stop treating their husbands like idiots, and the father's ashes get spread all over the country. It's almost six months since he died and his ashes are still in grandma's cupboard. Everyone in the family seems to have grieved enough and each has his or her own new problems. Younger daughter, Zuzana is about to leave her husband Pavel for a slightly more successful painter of abstract pictures. Her sister, Ilona, mischievous little Leon's exhausted and pregnant mother, feels neglected by a husband who seems to enjoy referring to her as head-cheese. Their mother, Milada, feels more and more useless and constantly invades Ilona's household offering help and nearly driving her son-in-law crazy. And grandma silently dreams about returning to her hometown in Slovakia at least once before she dies. Thus it's probably no accident that she refuses to ... Written by Czech film center

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Czech | Slovak

Release Date:

21 March 2002 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Cendres et cachotteries See more »

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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, the family's car is driving off into the sunset in the background. As the car slows down and stops for the boy to go pee, so do the credits and the music. When he gets back into the car, everything starts moving again. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 8 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Like I Do
Written by Tomás Polák
Performed by Alice Nellis and Milan Cimfe
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Lovely film about interpersonal relations and family
27 August 2005 | by basak-tosunSee all my reviews

I watched the film years ago at Bursa Festival. It is a lovely film. It has a very interesting and entertaining story. The actors are very good.

Here is the story: A family travels Czech Republic and Slovakia in order to bury the cremated remains of their grand-father since the grand-mother tells that this was his last request. Three generations (grand-mother, daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren, a stuffed rabbit) travels in two automobiles. It begins as a boring travel...There are generation gaps, personnel problems and quarrels between all family members and nobody except the grand-mother is willing to make this trip. Hoewever, the 2 days they spend together turns to be the most unforgettable days of their lives...


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