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Karamazovi (2008)

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 »

Director:

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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Drama

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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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Referenced in Sama doma: Episode dated 3 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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10 out of 10!
18 February 2010 | by tinuviel_mrvSee all my reviews

It is definitely one of the most amazing films I have ever watched! It is intimate, touchy, melancholic, artistic and beautiful at the same time.

The main plot and the subplot fit very well together while we see the play and try to make sense of it through the eyes of the technician.

And the acting! Boy they are amazing! I believe they are all stage actors & actresses which adds to the power of their performance. The actors are all marvelous and their chemistry is wonderful.

I specifically liked the performance of Father Karamazov. I would love to see him on stage, he is so captivating. In fact he reminded me of Haluk Bilginer who is a really amazing actor in Turkey.

I strongly recommend that you see this film with its insights to the post-communist era, great acting and plot, and its fantastic capturing of general human condition.


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