Larks on a Thread / Skrivanci na niti DVD

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Anthony A.
Rather disappointed

Ordered several classic Czech movies. Delivered satisfactorily but the quality of the subtitles is very poor - not the suppliers fault but disappointing.
I have sent them on to a friend who speaks Czech and she enjoyed them.


Larks on a Thread / Skrivanci na niti DVD
Prague in the early 1950's. Bourgeois elements are being re-educated by working in a scrapyard full of the detritus of industrial society. The volunteer workers comprise a professor of literature, a public prosecutor, a dairyman, a saxophonist, a barber, and a young cook. Also working in the yard are a number of female prisoners serving a year for trying to defect... A camera crew arrives with potted plants and other props. An idyllic scene is created; the prisoners star briefly in a pro-North Korean newsreel before going back to work... The volunteers are striking because the scrapyard work quotas have risen without consultation. A union rep arrives to persuade them otherwise... The guard for the female prisoners gets married but the gypsy musicians make a mess at his reception. The cook flirts with one of the pretty prisoners and finally proposes...

Product Details PAPER SLEEVE DVD
Packaging Paper sleeve
Length 91 min.
Production Year 1969
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Region ALL

Director Jiri Menzel 
Cast  Rudolf Hrusinsky, Vlastimil Brodsky, Vaclav Neckar, Jitka Zelenohorska

Also Known As:

Argentina - Alondras en un hilo
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) - Чучулиги на кoнец
Brazil - Andorinhas por um Fio
Germany - Lerchen am Faden
Denmark - Lærker i snor
Spain - Alondras en el alambre
Finland - Kuin leivoset langalla
France - Alouettes, le fil à la patte
Greece (DVD title) - Pagidevmenoi korydalloi
Hungary - Pacsirták cérnaszálon
Italy - Allodole sul filo
Netherlands (informal literal title) - Leeuweriken aan een draadje
Poland - Skowronki na uwiezi
Sweden - Lärkmarionetter
Soviet Union (Russian title) - Жаворонки на нити
World-wide (English title) - Larks on a String
Czech - Skřivánci na niti

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