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Alois Nebel (2011)

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A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland.

Director:

Tomás Lunák

Writers:

Jaroslav Rudis (concept), Jaromír Svejdík (concept) (as Jaromír 99)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miroslav Krobot ... Alois Nebel
Marie Ludvíková ... Kveta
Karel Roden ... Nemý
Leos Noha ... Wachek
Alois Svehlík ... Starý Wachek
Tereza Voriskova ... Dorothe
Ján Sedal ... Výcepní Sokin
Miloslav Marsálek Miloslav Marsálek ... Strojvudce
Jirí Strébl Jirí Strébl ... Ruský Dustojník
Marek Daniel ... Psychiatr
Klára Melísková ... Sestricka
Jan Vondrácek ... Esenbák
Karel Zima ... Esenbák
Thomas Zielinski Thomas Zielinski ... Zrízenec
Martin Mysicka ... Polský Kriminalista
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Storyline

Set in 1989 at the end of the Communist era even as the Berlin Wall was falling, a humble train dispatcher who's lived all his life in a small hamlet on the Czech side of the Czech-Polish border has been tormented by disturbing dreams about what happened to his ethnic German babysitter at the end of WW II. At the same time, a strange man of few to no words (is he mute?) in his mid 40s, shows up in the small hamlet with an old photograph and an ax. Much ensues... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Czech Republic | Germany

Language:

Czech | Russian | German

Release Date:

29 September 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Aloïs Nebel See more »

Filming Locations:

Mesice, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CZK 1,469,970 (Czech Republic), 2 October 2011, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Czech Republic's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Referenced in Kafe s Jolanou: Miroslav Krobot (2017) See more »

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tough cookie to crack ?
12 September 2011 | by dumsumdumfaiSee all my reviews

tough as in this - the events it depicts is very central Europe specific, so not sure if it will convert well to unless for the more curious and exploring minds.

although I admire the director being relatively young and chooses to do this instead of some action video movie. the scenes/shots/drawings are beautifully done - apparently added a layer of gray on top of the original comic of just black and white. Rotoscoped to be exact.

Not just picture, but sound is striking. Storey wise I have not read the original and would like to know what they did or did not leave out. But he pacing, the style of not overly informative - that you have to read/think/digest is what I prefer.

saw this at 2011 tiff. gives me a very strange combination of feelings of grim/guilt/inescapable and yet ephemeral beauty.


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