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When I went to see this film in the cinema I thought: “What can I expect from directors Sverak and Sverak jr.?  Quality, a pleasant spectacle...” but this movie went beyond my expectations. I had a wonderful time and 2 hours in the cinema passed incredibly quickly. The main roles are played by actors who won't disappoint you: Ondrej Vetchy, Jan Triska, Oldrich Kaiser, Zdenek Sverak and for me lately favourite actress Tereza Voriskova. The story takes place in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Soucek family is forced to move out to the countryside to stay with their relatives,...

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An introvert, perfectionist, and romantic Karel Zeman was the most successful exporter in the history of Czech cinema. What is surprising is that he only had course of arranging and advertising drawing, and one French private school of advertising art, to which he got through a advertisement in the age of seventeen! The first contact with puppet creations began in his childhood with the children's puppet theatre. It was a powerful impulse to the issue, about which he wrote: "I opened up a new world of puppets, quite different than the one that surrounded me. I ran to them and...

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