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Pure Delvilry...Czech land as it was painted... Troška succeeded in showing the beauties of our picturesque countryside and he made us believe the story is true. Everything looks like it’s happening in the old times. The demons are protagonists and it isn’t unique for this kind of film in czech filmography. It’s important to say that demons don’t represent pure evil but they have some good and often funny qualities. Nevertheless, I’m not the biggest fan of quibbling imps but thanks to Prachař and Benedikt I was amused the whole time. Apart from that the inferno looked impressive. The main...

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Spring of Life is an film awarded in the Czech republic (Special Jury Price Plzeň 2000, The Big Award Zlín 2000) as well as abroad (AFI FEST Los Angeles, Berlinale - Panorama 2000). Amazingly shooted film based on true story takes you back to the WWII. I had had no information about the “Lebensborn” program before this film whatsoever. While watching it, I was thinking if this is even possible. I found it so bizarre and weird. This project really existed and it was one of the fanatic Nazi ideologies that was supposed to create perfectly pure German race that...

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Finally here comes a remastered version of beautiful and very popular fairy tale Radúz and Mahulena. This romantic fairy tale was directed by Petr Weigl, who kept the atmosphere of the original written work. The film is perfectly highlighted by Josef Suk music. The plot is consistent, romantic music is where it should be and the drama underscores the passages that are so dramatically successful. I did not use to like this story very much as a little girl, but over time I have found a positive relationship to it. Only now I can appreciate the excellent handling of the...

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