Favourite Czech film/s

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Postby Katie/Katerina » 08-Mar-09 20:00

Thanks so much for this ;) I'm so pleased, as they are actually showing most of the films in our city centre cinema in liverpool.. and most importantly, the Ivan Trojan film, teddy Bears is one of them. I've already arranged to see it, so it was great info for me.

Thanks,

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Postby Polednikova » 09-Mar-09 7:21

Excellent, Katie! I'm glad someone is going to be able to go.

I don't think I knew you were in Liverpool. Although I'm from Manchester originally, I read politics at Liverpool University and lived in Woolton for my last two years there.
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Postby Katie/Katerina » 09-Mar-09 22:21

Yes, we are both living in Waterloo, and I am originally from Crsoby. Iread at Liverpool University too- Art History and Philosophy- and some of my tutors were in the Politcs dept., as i read Political Philosophy in my 3rd year. I don;t know Woolton very well.

I've just arranged tickets for Teddy Bear, so once again, thanks for the tip- I love Ivan trojan so it will be great to watch a newer film I don't have yet. It sounds like a grown up version of Samotari :)

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Postby bibax » 16-Mar-09 19:52

Scrimshaw's short stories (in the Czech Language section) reminded me a short film filmed in 1969 (after the Soviet invasion).

Title: Nezvaný host (The Uninvited Guest)
Director: Vlastimil Venclík (then a student of FAMU)
Cast: Pavel Landovský (then a new Czech movie star), ...

Plot:

"A young married couple is disturbed in their lovemaking by a unpatient banging on their door. When the husband opens the door, a hulking great fellow in a flat hat and quilted coat with a large suitcase breaks into the bedroom and immediately begins make himself at home in the flat. The scared husband seeks help from his neighbours, finding out to his horror that the other tenants, too, have similar uninvited guests. The guest falls asleep and the husband decides to murder him. But just before he makes the decisive stab with a kitchen knife, the guest wakes up. After a while, however, the couple gets used to the unknown man, especially when they find out that the guests of the other tenants are much more cruel that theirs. The husband begins to call the intruder a friend, the wife sits on his lap and strokes his hair, while he plays mouth organ."

Then the director couldn't work for next twenty years.

Prasata ovládla naši farmu. Zdálo se, že nezvaní hosté nikdy neodejdou.
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Postby scrimshaw » 16-Mar-09 21:45

Nezvaný host. That is an interesting story, Bibax.
Sounds like it has the moral. Though things look bad, they could be worse.
'The unvited guest' is also the title of an Agatha Christie novel.

I might have mentioned this before.
The word 'host' has opposite meanings in czech and english.

In czech it is 'guest', while in english it is the person that is holding the gathering.
She was a good host. The party went just as planned and everybody had a good time.
Jsem zvědav, jak by to vypadalo, kdybych byl přivolávačem deště. Jak by to vypadalo, kdybych uměl přivolat déšt'?
Mám pocit ale, že se to bohužel nikdy nedozvím.
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Postby Polednikova » 18-Mar-09 7:39

scrimshaw wrote:Nezvaný host. That is an interesting story, Bibax.
Sounds like it has the moral. Though things look bad, they could be worse.
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!
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Postby scrimshaw » 20-Mar-09 14:52

I see Polednikova, so the uninvited guests in that story are an allegory for the russians being in Czechoslovakia.
And then at the end the man starts calling the guest friend.
I guess resigning himself to the situation....or at least somewhat getting used to it.

I would like to see that.
Jsem zvědav, jak by to vypadalo, kdybych byl přivolávačem deště. Jak by to vypadalo, kdybych uměl přivolat déšt'?

Mám pocit ale, že se to bohužel nikdy nedozvím.
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Postby scrimshaw » 20-Mar-09 15:42

This film clip on u.tube is hillarious. Had me laughing out loud.
That's so funny that they never need to reload their guns.
And that lemonade Joe had to check himself out in the mirror before he went after the bad guy.
That Lemonadový Joe was a real hero.
That movie is a classic.

On you.tube(don't know how to insert links)
Lemonade Joe (1964) Pt.5/10 - Limonádový Joe
Jsem zvědav, jak by to vypadalo, kdybych byl přivolávačem deště. Jak by to vypadalo, kdybych uměl přivolat déšt'?

Mám pocit ale, že se to bohužel nikdy nedozvím.
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Postby eso » 20-Mar-09 15:46

scrimshaw wrote:On you.tube(don't know how to insert links)
Lemonade Joe (1964) Pt.5/10 - Limonádový Joe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s89-LkP5ig0


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Pytlákova schovanka
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Fantom Morrisvillu
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Postby Colonel_Mustard » 21-Mar-09 3:39

My favourite was always the series including:

Jak básníci přicházejí o iluze, Jak básníkům chutná život, Konec básníků v Čechách a Jak básníci neztrácejí naději.

If anyone has any idea where I could buy the series (and that ships internationally) I would be very grateful.

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