Tag Archives: Czech
Zlatí úhori / Golden Eels (1979) Karel Kachyna, Vladimír Mensík, Miroslava Hozová, Rudolf Hrusínský, Drama
Císaruv pekar a pekaruv císar / The Emperor and the Golem (1952) Martin Fric, Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Comedy, Fantasy
Slunce, seno, jahody / Sun, Hay, Strawberries (1984) Zdenek Troska, Pavel Kikincuk, Bronek Cerny, Veronika Kánská, Comedy
A Czech agricultural student, Šimon Pláni?ka, arrives at the small South Bohemian town of Hoštice, and joins the local JZD (agricultural co-op) with the intention of trying out his experiment regarding the “Milk yield of cows in regards to a cultured environment”.
Tmavomodrý svet / Dark Blue World (2001) Jan Sverák, Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, War, Drama, Action
Hadí jed / Snake Poison (1981) Frantisek Vlácil, Josef Vinklár, Karel Brozek, Renáta Dolezelová, Drama
Her mother dead, 18-year-old Vladka travels to a remote village in the dead of winter to find the father she has never met. The happiness of their initial meeting gives way to the daughter’s disappointment and concern over the hardworking man’s alcoholism.
Probudím se vcera / I Wake Up Yesterday (2012) Milos Smídmajer, Jirí Mádl, Filip Blazek, Eva Josefíková, Comedy, Sci-Fi
This quirky student comedy tells the story of Petr Kovár (Filip Blazek), who gets the chance to return to the past for a while and he meets the love of his life, his classmate Eliska, again in June 1989. There is one hook: physically he is seventeen again (played by Jirí Mádl), but his mind remains that of a modern “forty-something”.
People are afraid of the usurer Chazaj and are convinced that he is the bearer of evil. One day Chazaj pays a visit to the poor artist Simon Jordán and asks him to paint his portrait. Simon agrees but as he progresses with the work his mind conjures up terrible thoughts and in the end he commits suicide.
Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool, the train station, a video arcade, and a disco. After the boys talk about how they got in the game, the camera follows them to the home of Pavel Rousek. Under the name Hans Miller, he makes gay porno videos, primarily for German distribution. Intercut with a movie shoot chez Rousek is an interview that follows him to his day job at a morgue, where he performs an autopsy as he talks about his work. The sex is without protection; the boys are without family. They talk about their bodies and souls, money, their sexual orientation, AIDS, their dreams, and death.