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Vrazda po nasem / Murder Czech Style (1967) Jirí Weiss, Rudolf Hrusínský, Kveta Fialová, Václav Voska, Comedy, Crime

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The protagonist (Rudolf Hrusinsky) is a dull, fat, shy government clerk indulging in voyuerism and ego fantasies. In love with another clerk (Kveta Fiolova), he is urged on in his pursuit by a commiserate executive. The story is told in a flashback sequence as the cuckolded Hrusinsky attempts suicide by gassing himself in his bathtub. The “Murder” of the title is not a murder as such, rather the murder that Hrusinsky remembers planning upon discovering his wife’s unfaithfulness with his supposed friend and advisor. Both plots failing in his mind, he loses himself in fantastic reveries of his funeral and of hypocritical mourners. ‘ Deciding (perhaps) that this is not the way out either, he gives up the attempt and imagines a life of reconciliation and eventual affluence.
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Dobrý voják Svejk / The Good Soldier Schweik (1957) Karel Steklý, Rudolf Hrusínský, Svatopluk Benes, Frantisek Filipovský, War, Comedy

Dobry vojak Svejk (1957)
Film version of the famous satirical novel unfinished Jaroslav Hašek Czech writer, published in 1921 and 1922, which tells the story of the adventures of a Czech soldier veteran named Josef Švejk during World War II. The story begins with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Švejk is stopped at the tavern by an agent of the secret police and ends up in an asylum, but is eventually released. Claims to have been declared officially idiot and expresses a patriotic enthusiasm for the war and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Later he is drafted into the army. His special to meet the orders of his superiors shape and form of executing the viewer leaves no doubt about its possible stupidity or wisdom …
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Slavnosti snezenek / The Snowdrop Festival (1984) Jirí Menzel, Rudolf Hrusínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr

Slavnosti snezenek (1984)
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.
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