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Up and Down (2004)

Horem pádem (original title)
The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

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Jan Hrebejk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petr Forman Petr Forman ... Martin Horecký
Emília Vásáryová ... Vera Horecká
Jirí Machácek ... Frantisek Fikes
Natasa Burger ... Miluska
Jan Tríska ... Professor Otakar Horecký
Ingrid Timková ... Hana Svobodová
Kristýna Boková ... Lenka Horecká (as Kristýna Liska-Boková)
Pavel Liska ... Eman
Marek Daniel ... Lubos
Jan Budar ... Milan
Zdenek Suchý ... Goran
Jaroslav Dusek ... Colonel
Martin Huba ... Doctor
Hynek Schneider Hynek Schneider ... Majitel Barazu
Jirina Trebická Jirina Trebická ... Jeno Matka
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Storyline

The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

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Taglines:

Komedie, která vás rozpláce, drama, které vás rozesmeje. (A comedy that will make you cry, a drama that will make you laugh.) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Czech TV [Czech Republic]

Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech | English | German | Russian

Release Date:

16 September 2004 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Up and Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CZK 36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,144, 27 February 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$244,105, 19 June 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to 77th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2005. See more »

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Just another stupid Czech movie
25 March 2007 | by sub-z-1See all my reviews

The director Jan Hrebejk tried to make a film in the style of "Magnolia" by PTA...But...Up and down is just a some kind of derivation of Magnolia for average viewers from Czech republic. The script by Peter Jarchovský is stupid, boring, full of vulgarisms and directing is stupid too.

By the way - Director of photography used very strange photo-filters (e.g. extremely yellow).

The good side of this movie is acting. All actors are very good, especially Jaroslav Dusek or Jiri Machacek

Up and down is a comedy, but it isn't any piece of humor in there. Up and down is a drama too, but without any dramatic scenes...

No Up..only down...Sorry, fans of Hrebejk...


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