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A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.

Director:

Jan Sverák

Writers:

Zdenek Sverák (story), Zdenek Sverák (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zdenek Sverák ... Josef Tkaloun
Daniela Kolárová ... Eliska Tkalounová
Pavel Landovský ... Rezác
Tatiana Vilhelmová ... Helenka
Jirí Machácek ... Robert Landa
Jan Budar ... Úlisný
Nela Boudová ... Ptácková (as Nella Boudová)
Miroslav Táborský ... vedoucí Subrt
Vera Tichánková ... Lamková
Jana Plodková ... Cárkovaná
Robin Soudek Robin Soudek ... Tomík
Martin Pechlát ... Karel
Bozidara Turzonovová ... Kvardová
Jan Vlasák ... Wasserbauer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jitka Asterová ... Moderátorka v rádiu
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Storyline

A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.

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A comedy about the fullness of life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | Denmark

Language:

Czech | German

Release Date:

8 March 2007 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Povratne boce See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the film there is visible a TV program with a highlighted film Kolya (1996), made by the same duo: Jan Sverák (director) and Zdenek Sverák (writer and a main character in both, a father of Jan). See more »

Goofs

Eliska is supposed to be a professional teacher of German, yet in the German sentences she speaks in the course of the movie, her German has a heavy Czech accent, much worse than that of her supposed student. And, when Eliska is asked to translate the sentence, "I work for the city administration," her German translation makes no grammatic sense ("an der Stadtamt"). See more »

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Referenced in Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.5 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeste te mám plnou náruc
Music by Ondrej Soukup, lyrics by Zdenek Borovec
Performed by Jirí Korn
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New but i've seen this many times already
23 July 2007 | by pchuderaSee all my reviews

In my opinion, this title is good, but not excellent. I've seen many Czech films, and this is just another one with just a little change in motive. It doesn't make you think when you step up from cinema, it just makes you realize, what is happening in our world. The script is fine, but not innovative. There is no mystery and therefor no excitement at the end of the movie. Open ending that doesn't make you think is not a good ending in my opinion. Not an excellent directing is shown in this title, it just follows the script and doesn't adds artistic feeling into it. In motive i find very similar "Stesti", "Samotari". This movies are also about life and when you see them you just realize that this something similar and not new. Even though my score is low, this movie is not a waste of time. Especially if you are not a Slovakian or Czech. Go and see this movie for your self. If you are not very demanding spectator you will probably like this movie very much.


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