Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet: One of the Best Czech Comedies of All Time
After fourteen years, director Oldřich Lipský and screenwriter Jiří Brdečka, the creators of the famous Lemonade Joe, have reunited for another excellent parody, this time of the stories of fearless heroes. In the comedy Adela Has Not Had Her Supper Yet, the hero is the famous detective Nick Carter, who is invited to Prague by police commissioner Ledvina to help solve a mysterious crime - the disappearance of the Countess Thun's dog. 
Carter soon finds out that his opponent is his eternal rival, the evil botanist and international criminal Count von Kratzmar. He must, of course, deal with a number of dangerous and clever traps, overcome the "unconquerable," which does not pose any special problems for the famous hero who is unbeatable, bulletproof, fearless and fearless. He is not even disturbed by the new and unknown environment because his companion and guide is the cheerful Commissioner Ledvina, who does not hesitate to take him through Prague's taverns... 
In the comedy, which has won a number of awards here and abroad, a long list of excellent actors shone. In the role of the great detective, it was irresistible Michal Dočolomanský, his Czech colleague was played by Rudolf Hrušínský, and the role of the villain was an unforgettable creation by Miloš Kopecký. The costumes are by Theodore Pištěk and Jan Švankmajer participated in the animated parts of the film. The excellent camera work of Jaroslav Kučera, who perfectly captured the charm and atmosphere of Art Nouveau Prague, also contributed to the film's success. 
The best of what Czech cinematography has produced includes the trio of parodies by experienced director Oldřich Lipský and screenwriter Jiří Brdečka. Along with Lemonade Joe (a parody of westerns), The Mystery of the Castle in the Carpathians (a parody of Jules Verne's novel world), Adela Has Not Had Her Supper Yet, a parody of cheap "sixth-rate" detective novels, was created as the second in line. Together with the stylization of the accelerated world of silent comedy, full of gags and situational humor, the main motif and main aesthetic component of the film becomes the perfect imitation of the clichéd plots of pulp detective novels and related degraded genres (the red library, for example...).
There are many Czech comedies that make people laugh but after a few years, they don't even remember what they were about. There are only a few Czech comedies that make people laugh constantly and even after years, they remember a lot of jokes that appeared in them. Adela belongs to the second category. It's an absolutely amazing parody of infallible American detectives performed by Michal Docolomansky, who really excels in his role. The morning warm-up combined with a karate demonstration, unique disguising as Svanda the bagpiper, and plenty of other jokes and quips make this movie great. Rudolf Hrusinsky complements it perfectly, but even the main villain, Milos Kopecky, is amazing. A whole essay could be written about this film, so to sum it up briefly - it's a BOMB.

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