Polednikova wrote:I'm not sure that that is what being implied because the uninvited guest is supposed to be the Soviets occupying Czechoslovakia, which is why the director wasn't able to work afterwards. A very good film and if anyone finds it on Youtube, feel free to let us know!scrimshaw wrote:Nezvaný host. That is an interesting story, Bibax.
Sounds like it has the moral. Though things look bad, they could be worse.
And the couple making love must have been the Prauge Spring, that was about as subtle as a shovel in the face! Then again none of the symbolism dawned on me till I saw the sentence about him not working again for 20 years.
It reminds me of The Trial as well, the way K. Just wakes up one morning and two men tell him to get dressed because he's under arrest. It's that intrusion.. that sense of shock and disbelief.. not knowing what's happening but this vague sense (of the reader if not K himself) that nothings going to be the same again.
Everything in your home looks the same, but there's this presence, something that wasn't there yesterday, hanging over your head.
Anyway I have Hrubeš a Mareš jsou kamarádi do deště on DVD.. and no subtitles and no idea what going on. Karel Gott is in it. That's good. I think I mentioned before I can understand translations of Hollywood films into Czech without subtitles but something original? Not a chance! not yet anyway.