A bittersweet comedy set just prior to 1984, during the era of 'practical socialism'. For political reasons, Bedrich Mára (Bolek Polívka) has had to give up teaching at Prague's Academy of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bedrich Mára (as Boleslav Polívka)
... Alena Márová
... Míla Brecka
... Alois Fábera
... Magda Brecková
... Matej Brecka
Vojtech Svoboda ... Bobes Mára
... Pavla Brecková
Matej Nechvátal ... Honza Brecka
Jan Drozda ... Jirka Ptácník
... Vláda Ptácník
... Motycka
... Krause
... clerk Gabalová
Zuzana Michnová ... Vlasticka
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A bittersweet comedy set just prior to 1984, during the era of 'practical socialism'. For political reasons, Bedrich Mára (Bolek Polívka) has had to give up teaching at Prague's Academy of Art. He is not allowed to exhibit and has been pushed to the sidelines of interest and lucrative commissions. He and his ceramicist wife (Eva Holubová) and two sons live in a small apartment on the outskirts of Prague. Míla Brecka (Jaroslav Dusek), the school principal, and his family stand in stark contrast to the Máras. Comrade Míla and his ambitious wife (Vilma Cibulková), Bedrich's fellow student from the Academy, have gone with the socialist flow for years. They find justification for their behavior in the usual words: 'Someones got to swim along with them to make things better; someones got to make that sacrifice!' Written by Czech film center

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27 March 2003 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

Pupendo - Irány a tenger!  »

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CZK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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When Mára and Fábera are talking about jobs in Mára's studio and they're standing around a clay bust, they switch positions between two shots. See more »

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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 24 November 2009 (2009) See more »

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20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Another Czech movie trying to show the life during the socialism. It does not have plot line, just the row of scenes or pictures. It may work in some other movies (e. g. Pelísky) but this is not that case. I'm sorry to say that, but this movie was just boring.


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