Kája Saudek´s poster for Czech film Čtyři vraždy stačí, drahoušku! (“Four Murders Is Enough, Darling!”) by screenwriter Miloš Macourek and director Oldřich Lipský.
This 1970 comedy is about shy literature teacher George (Lubomír Lipský), who is mistakenly considered a sadistic serial killer. Co-starring Jiřina Bohdalová as George´s love interest Sabrina and Iva Janžurová as female gang-leader, who is also a master of disguise.
Trailer for new Czech tragicomedy Klauni (AKA Clownwise), released today.
Slightly based on real-life experiences of famous Czech mime Boris Hybner, the story focuses on three elderly actors who once were famous as comedy trio called Busters.
After one of them, Oskar (Didier Flamand) emigrated, Busters split up. Now, about thirty years later, Oskar returns to his homeland with hope of reconciliation. Would the remaining two, Viktor (Jiří Lábus) and Max (Oldřich Kaiser) willing to forgive him?
Current reviews are surprisingly good. Czech critics are usually extremely overcritical, but in this case most of them enjoyed the film, especially performances of Jiří Lábus, Oldřich Kaiser and Kati Outinen as Lábus´ wife.
Poster for Klauni (AKA Clownwise), a new Czech tragicomedy starring Jiří Lábus, Oldřich Kaiser, French actors Didier Flamand and Julie Ferrier and Finnish actress Kati Outinen.
i wonder how many people from my generation would actually act today. sadly, i think that barely anyone would sacrifice even a little bit of their comfort. watching this movie makes me realize more and more what our, my parents grew up in, and what this country had to go through, and hopefully won’t ever have to return to.
everyone should watch this.
Agnieszka Holland´s Czech TV miniseries Hořící keř AKA Burning Bush.
Full Czech film Panna a netvor (1978) with English subtitles.
It´s dark and romantic fairy-tale movie based on well known “The Beauty and the Beast” story, but certainly not for children.
Directed by Juraj Herz (The Cremator, Morgiana, Ferat Vampire etc.) and starring Zdena Studenková as “Beauty” and Vlastimil Harapes as “Beast”.