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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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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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Slef-indulgent attempt of the director to produce complex art
6 August 2010 | by anne_claireSee all my reviews

Although I come from East European country and I am also familiar with Russian literature, this movie did not get to me at all. There are some nice visual shots (especially, the ones of the old factory) and the music at moments is really compelling, but otherwise I would say that this movie seemed to be a very egocentric attempt of the director to produce high-end intellectual complexity and call it art. To my mind art never has to be complex, art is about simple things and showing them to the audience in a new light. This movie on the contrary was self-indulgent in its form. I could not grasp the connection between the theater play and the real-life stories and in the end could not tell what it was all about. Sons killing their fathers and fathers killing their sons? Well, to my mind there are better ways of elaborating on this than 1,5 hours long speaking in an unorganized imaginary play.


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