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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.


Jan Hrebejk
6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A comedy that makes you cry. A drama that makes you laugh. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


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


Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 23 November 2012 (2012) See more »

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Subltle weave of Czech stories
18 November 2005 | by bapu_the_braveSee all my reviews

Up and Down has a subtle mix of stories from several strata of modern Czech life. Those who fled the communist takeover, those who stayed and suffered; those who're rising and those mired; those haunted by their past and those who ignore it. Each aspect of the story is given weight and the actors shine in their individual moments. The direction shows a love of the Czech people and republic without shying away from their darker selves.

A Czech co-worker of my spouse said, "I love this movie. And it's completely realistic."

Those who like Mike Leigh will enjoy this film and those who enjoy this film should check out Mr. Leigh's work (perhaps especially "Secrets and Lies).

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Release Date:

16 September 2004 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »


Box Office


CZK36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,144, 27 February 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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