Pearls of the Deep (1966)

Pearls of the Deep

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Five directors team up for this drama that strings the stories together in one 105-minute Czech feature. "Mr. Baltazar's Death" is directed by Jiri Menzel. Jan Nemec directs "The Imposters" in which two elderly men nearing death keep themselves alive by telling each other lies about their careers. In Elward Schorm's "The House Of Happiness," an insurance agent flees from the home of an eccentric painter when he believes his mother is a witch. In "The Snack Bar," directed by Vera Chvtilova, a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: , , , ,
Written By: Bohumil Hrabal, Vera Chytilová, Jaromil Jires, Jirí Menzel, Jan Nemec
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
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An anthology of adaptations of the short stories of Bohumil Hrabal by the young directors of the Czech New Wave. Suffers from the unevenness inherent in all omnibus films; unfortunately, the two opening segments (about some death-obssesed racing fans and two old men at a nursing home) are pointless. The better installments involve a crazy man who paints every inch of his house, a surreal story of an artist who may be a serial killer, and an unlikely romantic encounter between a fiery Gypsy teenager and a timid young plumber's apprentice.

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