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An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, ... See full summary »

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Jirí Menzel

Writers:

Jirí Menzel (screenplay), Tereza Brdecková (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jan Hartl ... Vítek
Libuse Safránková ... Markétka
Martin Huba ... Jakub
Jirina Jirásková ... Jirina
Ivana Chýlková ... Adélka
Jan Jirán Jan Jirán ... Conductor
Václav Kopta ... Otto
Emma Smetana
Anna Klamo Anna Klamo ... Alenka
Jirí Hájek Jirí Hájek
Jan Hnyk Jan Hnyk
Jan Mikusek Jan Mikusek ... Zdenek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnost Goldflam
Jaromír Hanzlík
Eva Josefíková
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An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, about music and passionate love-making and about people that live their lives in spite of the opera. Written by Czech film center

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Almost all operas get by without a smart story

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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Juans See more »

Filming Locations:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic See more »

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