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2020, New Czech Films, New releases -

Mrs. Zahradkova (Tereza Ramba) and her husband (Vojta Kotek) idealistically desire to save the old crumbling house where they live and which they share with other owners of flats located in it. The newlyweds Bernasek family (Jiri Cerny, Maria Sawa) are enthusiastically joining the idea of saving the house. Mrs. Roubickova (Klara Meliskova) pedantically checks the proper conduct of the meeting. Mrs. Horvatova (Dagmar Havlova) comments on everything with initiative. Naive Mr. Svec (David Novotny) represents his mother, who is in hospital. Mrs. Prochazkova (Pavla Tomicova) and Mr. Novak (Ondrej Maly) are looking for ways to enhance her property. Mr....

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"Musical of the Totalitarian Age" is the subtitle of the film KOUR, which was based on the director Tomas Vorel’s second legendary school film IING. (1985), which has undergone many changes. In fact, only the storyline remained: a young engineer arrives with the intention of working, but this turns out to be a shocking fad in the bizarre circumstances of recent years of the totalitarian era. Mirek's unusually normal attitude sets the course of "local" history into action, and so social evil (personified by incompetent bosses) is currently overthrown by a justly indignant crowd, and new orders are set up,...

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It is important to notice, that this work is very controversial. This film received not only standing ovations in cinemas, but also many people were already leaving during screenings because of disconcert. What is it all about? Parents, trying to protect their child against Jewish genocide are sending their son to their relatives somewhere to the countryside in the Eastern Europe. But the boy’s aunt unexpectedly dies, and the boy is left alone. He is forced to set off for a journey through wild and unfriendly world, where rules only prejudice and superstitions. His struggle for physical survival is changed...

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2020, Czech Film History, New releases -

Case for a Rookie Hangman / Pripad pro zacinajiciho kata is an original mix of absurdity, black humor, symbolism, satire, irony a grotesque. Lemuel Gulliver gets to the mysterious country Balnibarbi. Its capital city Laputa is flying in the air, but citizens of the country are not aware of it. Gulliver found his way to Laputa through a long chimney and returns to Balnibarbi to show them the truth. But his revelation is stealing people’s ideals. They don’t want to know the truth. They are not able to bear the fact that they are living in lies, in the submission...

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A fantastic horror film The Arrival from the Darkness and an action drama The Poisoned Light belong to the most significant works of the Czech silent film cinematography. Both films are excellent examples of contemporary film techniques and adaptations, which were popular in European and Hollywood production. Prichozi z temnot/Redivivus/The Arrival from the Darkness (unofficial title) It is an incredibly interesting work, which deserves your attention for many different reasons. Today's audience has of course completely different point of view than the audience from the beginning of 20th century. For today’s viewer this film must give an impression of funny and naive,...

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