Vaclav Hrubes (Jan Budar) and Josef Mares (Richard Krajco) are pals: They have no money; they are neither too smart nor too handsome. Hrubes works as a ticket inspector, Mares has no job at...
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Vaclav Hrubes (Jan Budar) and Josef Mares (Richard Krajco) are pals: They have no money; they are neither too smart nor too handsome. Hrubes works as a ticket inspector, Mares has no job at all. However he is a prominent member of the fan club of the Czech pop star Hana Zagorová and tries to lose weight each month with a different method. Both intensely long for love, women and a nice job. When his despotic father (Miroslav Donutil) kicks Hrubes out of his home, his mother (Iva Janzurová) is on the brink of a nervous breakdown and Mares's grandmother dies, our two guys start to live together.Written by
Czech film center
I was in the Czech Republic during the first screenings and went to see this film which was to be a great hit. Highly acclaimed theatre director, extremely popular cast (in the local context), what else to wish if you hope in the revival of the Czech cinema of Forman, Menzel and others. What's more, the crew had already scored a half success with their "Boredom in Brno". The bigger was my disappointment. The film turned to build on the worst tradition of the Czech cinema of the last decade: Superficial acting, obscene language that is supposed to make the audience laugh, no real plot - combination of half-witted sketches instead, indirect references to the "good old" communist times. The feeling of being ridiculed by the authors persisted even after I left the cinema having initially overcome the temptation of leaving after the first 30 minutes. Too bad to be true.
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