A new teacher with high standards and a strong sense of duty replaces an easy grader. Once bad grades begin to pile up, a product of his predecessor’s subservience to the system, the new teacher has to stand up for himself and his students.
Tag Archives: Czech
Král Sumavy / King of Sumava (1959) Karel Kachyna, Radovan Lukavský, Jirí Vala, Jirina Svorcová, Crime, Drama
Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem / Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) Jindrich Polák, Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-aging pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing Karel Bures, dies on the morning of the trip and his earnest twin brother Jan impersonates him, without knowing about the plot. The plot goes wrong when they lose the bomb and land near Hitler’s bunker in 1941, at a time that the Nazis sense victory. Bures, with two of the plotters, escape capture by the Nazis and make it back to the time machine. Bures programs the machine to return one day before they left, because he figures he can then save his brother and foil the plot.
Slavnosti snezenek / The Snowdrop Festival (1984) Jirí Menzel, Rudolf Hrusínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr, Comedy
This movie is based on texts of Bohumil Hrabal, world-known Czech prosaic. It’s a story (in a form of a mosaic of short episodes and pictures) about the sadness and happiness of inhabitants of Kersko (Kersko is a small woody area full of cottages and roods). These people are both simple and sensitive, they have their own pleasures (e.g. Leli is a collector of cheap, but inutile things) and the greatest delight of all of them is a hunting. Crude poetics of amateur hunting is screened by dreamy pictures of this area. Menzel mixes sentimental lyricism and rough (but not vulgar!) humor and the outcome is the never-ending landscape of continuous life in the proximate nearness of nature.
Panna zázracnica / The Wonder-Maid (1967) Stefan Uher, Jolanta Umecka, Ladislav Mrkvicka, Otakar Janda, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Anabella, a beautiful young woman meets a group of artists. They will awaken your erotic desires but also pure feeling of love; becomes the object of his secret fantasies but also in their artistic inspiration.