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Nothing seems to go right for Rosta, a film director who is shooting a movie called "Paradiso" at a nudist beach. Rosta finds trouble in paradise from day one as he continually clashes with the crew, actors, and his wife. (imdb)
After two troubled but powerful men rape a young hitchhiker who happens to be a vet, she drugs them and remove their testicles. (imdb)
Bohuš, a simple man who works as a lumberjack, unexpectedly discoversthat he inherited a fortune.
The performance on disability living two different positions on the relationship of power and subordination, a clash between the despot and free creator, the polarity of love and hate, life and death. All this is captured through dialogue, pantomime and outputs original gags cruel medieval queen and her court fool. (surrealmoviez)
A group of young students is on ski training in mountains. There are only one passage to chalet: telpher. They soon discover one of them is additional. And food is less and less. Adult trainers seem to be rather strange, too -- they love snow and cold, they want someone of young people would try to kill another one and maybe they are from outer space. Young people must discover truth, to help themselves and escape. Excellent psychology horror. (imdb comments)
Film essay on Prague from the mid-1980s.
Excellent witty movie by Chytilova with unbelievable acting of main character Bolek Polivka. In relation with communist age and production of poor movies Kalamita is small miracle. Excellent satire in which each sentence has other meaning too. (surrealmoviez)
The focal point of the story is a prefabricated (modular) apartment complex that is slowly, too slowly, going up. Since housing is so hard to find in Prague, the tenants who have bought into the new complex are forced to move in before it is completed -- their leases are up on their former apartments... (All Movie Guide)
An hour's worth of montage of documentary images, filmed clandestinely in Czechoslovakia on 16mm.
Vera Chytilova, a key member of the Czech New Wave, directs a surrealistic fable based on the Adam and Eve story. A modern couple vacationing at a spa eats forbidden fruit, sending the wife on an obsessive search for a dangerous killer. (facets.org)
The life of two girls, Marie I and Marie II, who try to understand the meaning of the world and of their life. (imdb)
Gathering five seminal figures of the Czech New Wave at the dawn of their careers for the first celluloid transliteration of Bohumil Hrabal, Pearls of the Deep has cultural and historical cachet to burn, but as with most omnibus films the on-screen results are mixed. (prague.tv)
Part one deals with the rigorous training of Olympic champion gymnast Eva Bosakova. She contemplates retirement as she goes through a grueling training schedule known only by world-class athletes. The second story concerns a housewife who is unappreciated and ignored by her husband. (All movie guide)
Pytel Blech (1962) - Short Film
Observes the goings on at a women's dormitory.