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Rex-patriates (2004)

In 1990, Alan Levy, Editor in Chief of the Prague Post, proclaimed that Prague was the "Left Bank of the 90s," -- the new European haven for American artists, (just as Paris had been the ... See full summary »

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Nancy Bishop

Writer:

Tony Laue (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Karel Roden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Babson ... E. Thomas Kranepool
Laura Baranik ... Jana #4
Nancy Bishop ... Ewell
Brian Caspe ... Hank
Martin Dejdar ... Himself
Ester Geislerová
Zuzana Hodkova Zuzana Hodkova ... Lady Clown
Ryan James Ryan James ... Poet
Todd Kramer Todd Kramer ... Steve
Pavel Kríz
Alan Levy Alan Levy ... Himself
Lana Likic ... Marketa
Ellen Savaria ... Lucy Loden
Joel Sugerman Joel Sugerman ... Ian Klinghoffer
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In 1990, Alan Levy, Editor in Chief of the Prague Post, proclaimed that Prague was the "Left Bank of the 90s," -- the new European haven for American artists, (just as Paris had been the expatriate home of Hemingway, Stein and Miller in the 1920s.) Levy's herald rang out like a clarion call, summoning expatriate North Americans from Nova Scotia to the Golden Gate. Rex-Patriates is a satire that follows the lives of four expatriate Americans, a writer, an entrepreneur, a theater director and a physical artist, who venture to Prague after the fall of communism. Bedazzled by the city's beauty, cheap beer, and liberal lifestyle, they set out to forge an artistic renaissance. But was Prague really a breeding ground for artistic genius? By the mid-90s the expatriates' dreams are foiled and Prague becomes a dark cauldron of failure. The obvious solution would be to leave the city, but there is just one problem,the old crone. It is as Franz Kafka observed: "Prague doesn't let go. This old ... Written by Nancy Bishop

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Rexpatriate Productions

Country:

Czech Republic | USA

Language:

Czech | English

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13 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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This spoof transcends the location, is funny and clever.
2 October 2005 | by rcross2004See all my reviews

Low budget, but funny. The cast works to show how going abroad can be addictive, and how it changes your perspective of the world. They went to Prague and found ways to live. When they came home to the USA, they were drawn back. A spoof documentary, with some flaws, but humor is obvious even to those never venturing out of their comfort zone.

When the American says to the locals, We can teach you so much, you gotta laugh! It is a spoof of America arrogance.

When the American executive holds a motivational session, the local workers listening to translated motivational sayings, they look at each other and say, "hey, it beats working".

These young people put together a funny and biting satire on a shoe string budget. I have seen worse from Hollywood after spending millions.


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