Man versus Ruin / Clovek proti zkaze DVD

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Man versus Ruin / Clovek proti zkaze DVD
The 1989 film by director Štěpán Skalský chronicles the last years of the life of the renowned Czech writer Karel Čapek. While the film is framed as a family drama emphasizing human relationships, it predominantly reflects societal concerns. It could be described as Čapek against destruction - standing against the rise of fascism, the threat to fragile democratic freedoms, and the negative traits of the Czech national character. The film is a mosaic of events and relationships that influenced Čapek, revisited in feverish dreams and memories during his illness. He reminisces about past love, his relationship with his wife Olga, his brother Josef, and sister Helena, and his friendship with T. G. Masaryk. The film's strength lies in its earnest and respectful approach to the subject, capturing Čapek's stature and the context of his times. The convincing performances, particularly by Josef Abrhám as Karel Čapek, František Řehák as Josef Čapek, Hana Maciuchová as Olga Scheinpflugová, and Svatopluk Beneš as T. G. Masaryk, add to its authenticity and depth.

Product Details DVD
Length 89 min.
Production Year 1988
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech
Format DVD (PAL)
Region 2

Director Stepan Skalsky
Cast Miroslava Plestilova, Sarka Vondrova, Monika Foris Kvasnickova, Jiri Pomeje, Eva Sipkova, Tomas Valik, Barbora Leichnerova, Miriam Hynkova, Alois Svehlik, Karel Roden, Bronislav Poloczek, David Matasek, Karel Augusta, Gabriela Vranova, Isabela Soukupova-Siegelova, Simona Vcalova, Irena Hruba, Sabina Hanova

Also Known As: 

Original - Člověk proti zkáze

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