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Flower Buds (2011)

Poupata (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 December 2011 (Czech Republic)
Flower Buds tells the story of the gradual breakdown of a family living in a small town. Each character lives according to his or her own ideals. Agata wants a happy life far from home, ... See full summary »


Zdenek Jiráský


Zdenek Jiráský (screenplay)
8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Marika Soposká ... Agáta
Vladimír Polívka
Vladimír Javorský ... Jarda
Natálie Rehorová Natálie Rehorová ... Magda
Martin Eugen Kulhánek Martin Eugen Kulhánek
Aneta Krejcíková ... Zuzana
Jirí Marysko
Ha Thanh Spetlíková Ha Thanh Spetlíková
Lubos Veselý
Karel Zima
Miroslav Hanus
Otmar Brancuzský
Katerina Jandácková Katerina Jandácková
Michal Nohejl Michal Nohejl
Klára Smílková Klára Smílková
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Flower Buds tells the story of the gradual breakdown of a family living in a small town. Each character lives according to his or her own ideals. Agata wants a happy life far from home, fully aware that her only hope is to escape and therefore betray those close to her. Honza believes in the purity and power of love, regardless of the circumstances under which it is born. Kamila looks confidently to the future and does not intend to accept the misery of the present. The only Jarda knows that he will not change the world or himself. Aware of his weakness, he does not even try. In his mind, of course, his addiction to slot machines, which has led to a nearly impossible situation, is as certain as most gamblers' belief of an imminent win. The real and convincing attempt to rescue his family comes when it is too late. It is just a futile gesture, a desperate last ditch effort. Written by Czech Film Centre

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Well made movie, but dark and depressing
10 January 2014 | by homespun13See all my reviews

Czech film makers seem to prefer dark stories of human misery, weakness, and unhappiness. They make such pictures rather well, but it seems to be the only genre that they produce. This movie is true to this general mold. It's a story of a family that consists of the parents and teenage son and daughter. They seem to be caught in a web of hopelessness and despair, and there is pathetically little in their lives to give them joy. Their problems seem ordinary enough, but it's their attitudes of apathy that predicts that whatever the outcome, they will be unhappy. Only the son finds a brief moment of happiness with a stripper, but the viewer realizes that the boy is too naive to anticipate the course that relationship must take. I can find no fault with the movie other than its depressing message, which seems to be that "life sucks." The acting and the cinematography support well this general premise. The movie is well made and for this reason worth seeing. I just wish it was more upbeat, giving at least a glimmer of a "happy end".

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1 December 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

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CZK16,500,000 (estimated)

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