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The Karamazov Brothers (2008)

Karamazovi (original title)
A film that examines the relationships between lives on both sides of the proscenium, Petr Zelenka's Karamazovi finds a Prague-based theatrical ensemble arriving in Krakow, Poland - where ... See full summary »

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Petr Zelenka

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel), Evald Schorm (stage adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michaela Badinková ... Katya
Jerzy Michal Bozyk Jerzy Michal Bozyk ... Pianist
Igor Chmela ... Ivan Karamazov
Malgorzata Galkowska Malgorzata Galkowska
Radek Holub ... Smerdyakov
Lenka Krobotová ... Grushenka
Klára Lidová Klára Lidová ... Dancer
Roman Luknár ... Director
Andrzej Mastalerz ... Serviceman
Marek Matejka Marek Matejka ... Commissioner / Judge
Martin Mysicka ... Alyosha Karamazov
David Novotný ... Dmitriy Karamazov
Jerzy Rogalski
Pavel Simcík ... Innkeeper
Ivan Trojan ... Stary Karamazov
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Storyline

A film that examines the relationships between lives on both sides of the proscenium, Petr Zelenka's Karamazovi finds a Prague-based theatrical ensemble arriving in Krakow, Poland - where its members prepare to mount a stage production of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.

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Language:

Czech | Polish | English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

The Karamazovs See more »

Filming Locations:

Hradek, Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)
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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 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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I have never read the book ....
9 March 2014 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

... but the this movie certainly kept me wrapped up into the story. I realize the book & movie are not the same but the message is.

A traveling actor team produces a complex Dostoevsky story in a factory for the workers to see while working in the factory. Even the concept of this movie is complex. My only problem was the talking and English subtitles were often too fast to fully read. But most was easy to read.

With the actors and the workers being seen working and not working the space between real life and make believe life becomes muddled and maybe, just maybe, there is no space between the two. All is life and to live - all is work.

There is one character that suffers a loss or as the acting troupe suspects is this a setup by the director. We never find out! The end of all is always the same - death - and there is never a ticket to get in or out. And in this traveling theatre group there is no admission ticket either!


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