Czech Films 2018: A year full of comedies ♥ Let’s recall what’s been released this year.

2019, TOP 5 -

Czech Films 2018: A year full of comedies ♥ Let’s recall what’s been released this year.

Zoufale zeny delaji zoufale veci (Desperate Ladies Act Desperately)

released 18. January, comedy, directed by Filip Renc

The film director Filip Renc goes out with a film, based on a book by Halina Pawlowska. The ambition of making another successful female novel into a film form supports the leading role, played by Klara Issova. The storyline focuses on Olga, who faces the challenge of finding love. All the people in a small town annoy her, so she goes to find happiness in a big city, where she works as a salesman in a ladies' lingerie boutique, studies psychology and meets love of her life. Until she finds out that he is cheating on her. And there she starts to do various desperate things in desperate situations. Perhaps it won’t be a totally desperate film.

Our rating

4/10

Prezident Blanik (President Blanik)

released 1. February, comedy, directed by Marek Najbrt

President Blanik Czech Film 2018

The main character Tonda Blanik announced his candidacy for Czech presidential election. In his campaign he promised butter and lithium to every family and affordable corruption system for everyone. To support his candidacy he even managed to obtain necessary one hundred thousand signs. His attempt to become one of the presidential candidates was ruined, when his assistant failed to deliver the required signature sheets to the Ministry of the Interior. Even after this event, Tonda Blanik continues in his attempt to save the Czech Republic and shows the Czech citizens how to lead prosperous life. The feature-length film follows the successful series Office Blanik.

Our rating

4/10

Hmyz (Insects)

released 19. February, comedy, directed by Jan Svankmajer

The latest feature film of a world-renowned director Jan Svankmajer on the theme of a play by Karel Capek "Pictures from the Insects' Life".

Our rating

7/10

Vecne tva neverna (Forever yours unfaithful)

released 22. February, romantic comedy, directed by Milan Cieslar

Film director Milan Cieslar comes with a comedy about a peculiar solution of marital crisis, in other words the correction of an unfit marriage. Aunt Kveta sees that her nephew Josef and his wife Miluška are unfaithful to each other and their relationship is damaged. She decides to offer seven million Crowns to them, just like we know it from the old Czechoslovakian comedies. The money isn’t for staying together. Aunt Květa wants them to catch one another while cheating. To make it even harder, they both realize love is still present in their relationship. Stars Andrea Hoffmannová, Sasa Rasilov, Vilma Cibulkova, Lenka Vlasakova and Pavel Kriz.

Our rating

3/10

Tatova volha (Patrimony)

released 8. March, comedy drama, directed by Jiri Vejdelek

In this film, the main character Eliska Balzerova has to deal with shocking information, that her deceased husband Ludvik had an illegitimate son, who should be about the same age as their daughter, played by Tatiana Vilhelmova. At first, Eliska refuses to believe it, because they shared everything in their relationship, even their unfaithfulness. Later, she sets out on an adventure to reveal secrets of Ludvik’s mistresses in his Volga GAZ 21 car.

Our rating

7/10

Pepa

released 12. April, comedy, directed by Jan Novak

Pepa (Michal Suchsnek) is an office worker, who lives with his family in an ordinary town. Pepa is a little bit of henpecked husband. He isn't respected by his wife (Petra Spalkova) or his daughter (Natalie Grossova). He knows, there must be a significant change in his life and he is well aware what that should be. Only! The way to reach intended objective is sometimes very painful, so we witness a sequence of futile and tragicomic attempts of an outsider to finally live his life. Will he find answer to questions “What is the meaning of life? When does the real life begins? Is it straight after the birth, after high school, first sex, wedding or a child? Or after death?

Our rating

6/10

Dve nevesty a jedna svatba (Two brides and one wedding)

released 26. April, comedy, directed by Tomas Svoboda

Two brides and one wedding offers the audience a classic comedy about sisters whose fate is completely different and neither one can be completely satisfied. Marie is a successful tv presenter, but she has bad luck in relationships. Karolina prepares for her wedding with her beloved fiance. Mary is coming to the wedding, realizing she still has feelings for her old love, which, unfortunately, is her sister's fiance. Starring Anna Polivkova, Ester Geislerova, Jaroslav Plesl, Jan Dolansky, Eva Holubova, and Bohumil Klepl.

Our rating

7/10

Usmevy smutnych muzu (Smiles of sad men)

released 12. July, drama comedy, directed by Dan Svatek

Usmevy smutnych muzu brings out stories of successful men, who have hit rock bottom of their life through the bottom of a bottle. The very bottom... the only way to go is up. During their struggle with booze, Josef meets Honza, a former triathlon representative, and Ironman, a participant in the world’s toughest race. Official and genius mathematician Milan believes he is an ambassador from space. Someone has been betrayed by his wife, someone played in German gay porn, and also Tomas has his story. He went too far in a relationship with his stepdaughter. For various reasons, they were all drinking alcohol in a style of the big leagues, someone at home, another as a tramp in a pub. Under the supervision of a harsh senior doctor and in the solid regime of rehab, they realize how easy it is to become an alcoholic and how difficult the path from addiction is. But what if there is no longer a way out of addiction and the only chance is to replace alcohol with something else? What about running a marathon?

Our rating

8/10

Chata na prodej (Bear with Us)

released 26. July, comedy, directed by Tomas Pavlicek

Parents sell an old cottage which they no longer use. Just before transferring the cottage to the new owner, the mother (Ivana Chylkova) decides to organize a last proper family reunion. However, the rest of the family doesn’t show much enthusiasm. These meetings are always quite challenging. Grandpa (Jan Kacer) is already rather absentminded. Father (David Vavra) rather hates these reunions. Son (Jan Strejcovsky) is always half drunk and attempts to ironically comment the world around him, including breaking relationship with his girlfriend Grandmother (Jana Synkova) specializes on sincere questions that make the others at least embarrassed. A mentally unbalanced daughter (Tereza Voriskova) comes to the cottage with her successful German boyfriend (Michael Pitthan) who is the only person to look forward to the trip, because he doesn’t know what to expect. Hope for an idyllic weekend alone in the woods will soon end, but the real adventure starts just before the morning when the family finds out that their grandfather has gone away. Footprints lead to the forest...

Our rating

8/10

Po cem muzi touzi (What men want)

released 20. September, comedy, directed by Rudolf Havlik

Charismatic cynic Karel Kral (Jiri Langmajer) works as an editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. He is a little bit chauvinist and sarcastic and all the women adore him. Unfortunately, one day his life goes off course. He gets fired, ex-wife and daughter (Andrea Hoffmannova and Sara Sandeva) make him upset again, his car is crashed and his job position gets a young woman (Tana Pauhofova). Karel solves problems like a man - together with his best friend Cestmir (Matej Hadek) he gets drunk and wishes to become a woman, because " women have it all much easier in life and he is miserable because of them." In the morning Karel finds out that as a result of the nightly alcoholic "ride" and the intervention of the scientist Zoltana (Pavla Tomicova) he became a woman (Anna Polivkova). However, only physically. Karel, now as a woman Karla, has to put up with his new look and learn how to live in woman's body. Will he still believe that women’s life is easier?

Our rating

7/10