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At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless ... See full summary »

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Viktor Taus

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Boris Hybner (story), Petr Jarchovský
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Oskar
Oldrich Kaiser ... Max
Jirí Lábus ... Viktor
Kati Outinen ... Sylvie
Julie Ferrier ... Fabienne
Eva Jenickova ... Marketa (as Eva Jenícková)
Tatjana Medvecká ... Anna
Ivana Uhlírová Ivana Uhlírová ... Natalie
Juraj Nvota Juraj Nvota ... Karel
Zuzana Krónerová ... Sona
Joseph Osborne Joseph Osborne ... Matej
Michaela Procházková Michaela Procházková ... Vendulka
Patricie Stanková Patricie Stanková ... Valérie
Radim Vizváry Radim Vizváry ... Student Adam
Robert Nebrenský Robert Nebrenský ... Kolsovsky
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At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless swamp of resignation during the communist regime of the former Czechoslovakia. An explosive disagreement, however, led to the three clowns breaking up. As it turns out, the clowns, beloved by the nation, can't stand each other. Now, after thirty years in exile, Oskar (Didier Flamand) returns to end his artistic career in Prague. The meeting with his former friends leads to an unavoidable confrontation with now morbidly obese Viktor (Jirí Lábus) and terminally ill Max (Oldrich Kaiser). Even after all this time the question remains the same: who will have the last laugh? Written by Czech film center

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Kdo se smeje naposled... (Who laughs last...)

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

Czech | French

Release Date:

28 November 2013 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Klauni See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Budget:

€2,150,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 18 January 2013 (2013) See more »

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Entertaining and touching
12 August 2014 | by jablanSee all my reviews

I bumped into this movie on one of our cable programs, I started watching cause I lived in Prague for a year and started learning the language there. But the movie proved to be universally good, regardless of the place and language.

In short, it is a story about getting old, about friendship, and about passion. You know, the things pertaining to any of us.

Actors are brilliant (I somewhat disliked the dubbing stuff with the French (?) actors), although I knew none of them before. Photography is on par with any Hollywood big-production material, and direction is pretty good. The script is convincing. The only complaint I have is that at moments I felt the story dragging along and meandering too much, dedicating much time to peripheral characters (Oskar's daughter singing etc). The movie could have been a bit shorter, in that matter.

However, the movie fulfills, the ending is satisfying and emotional. I'm glad Czech still makes great movies, it's a pity that they are rarely aired, compared to the usual Hollywood crap.


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