The World Belongs to Us / Svet patri nam DVD

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Martin K.
Classic Comedy

Absolutely hilarious classic film from once of the great comedy duos. The transfer is solid, especially considering the film’s age, and the special features were helpful in providing context.


The World Belongs to Us / Svet patri nam DVD
In their fourth and final film, Voskovec and Werich stand against fraudsters, careerists, and scoundrels. Directed by Martin Frič in 1937, the film is an adaptation of their play "Rub a líc" with minimal changes. Voskovec and Werich play two rival street vendors who continue their rivalry as sign painters, ultimately joining forces to avoid downfall. Through their eyes, the story unfolds a conflict between the ambitious swindler Dexler and the workers led by Dexler's former colleague Forman, the charming radio announcer Markétka, and the honest factory director Hart. The heroes, portrayed by Voskovec and Werich, act as the driving force in the battle between good and evil. In 1936, as political tensions rose with the imminent threat of Nazism, Voskovec and Werich premiered "Rub a líc" at the Osvobozené divadlo theater, with the optimistic march "The World Belongs to Us" by Jaroslav Ježek becoming the film's title song. The film's plot, calling for adaptation, underwent censorship changes to alter character names and overly transparent fascist uniforms. Released in cinemas six months after the play's premiere, the film's negatives and copies were burned by the Nazis in 1939, yet the spirit and songs of Voskovec and Werich continued to uplift the Czech nation during its darkest times. Re-released in 1947 in a truncated form, the surviving copy still showcases the masterful performances of V+W, delighting audiences to this day.

Product Details DVD
Length 90 min.
Production Year 1937
Audio Czech
Subtitles Czech, English
Format DVD (PAL)
Region ALL

Director Martin Fric
Cast Jiri Voskovec, Jan Werich, Vladimir Smeral, Adina Mandlova, Bohus Zahorsky, Jaroslav Prucha, Miroslav Svoboda, Ladislav Herbert Struna, Zdenek Stepanek

Also Known:

Hungary - Miénk a világ!
USA - The World Is Ours
World-wide (English title) (literal English title) - The World Belongs to Us
Czech - Svět patří nám

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