Samotari (2000)





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A huge hit in the Czech Republic, Samotari is an ensemble piece reminiscent of Cameron Crowe's Singles, Jasmin Dizdar's Beautiful People, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. In the Czech capital of Prague, a group of friends and lovers searches for the meaning of their existence. Robert (Miki Kren) is a hustler who works for a travel agency and spends his spare time hitting on bartender Vesna (Labina Mitevska of Before the Rain), a recent Macedonian immigrant who is trying to locate her father. Robert has also tricked a young woman named Hanka (Jitka Schneiderova) into separating from her disc jockey boyfriend Peter (Sasa Rasilov); Hanka subsequently gets cozy with philosophizing stoner Jacob (Jiri Machacek) but is also being stalked rather clumsily by neurosurgeon Ondrej (Ivan Trojan). Ondrej happens to be Hanka's ex, and has abandoned his twin daughters and ambitious wife Lenka (Dana Sedlakova), who is a colleague of Robert's. Coincidentally, Lenka is in the process of arranging a tourist visit to the home of Hanka's parents.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Ceska Televize


Ivan Trojan
as Ondrej
Mikulas Kren
as Robert
Hana Maciuchová
as Hanka's Mother
Frantisek Nemec
as Hanka's Father
Emma Cerná
as Robert's mother
Tatiana Vilhelmová
as Prostitute
Zdenek Suchý
as Drug Dealer
David Matásek
as Radio Owner
Petr Kasnar
as Magician
Pavla Drtinová
as Girl in Bar
Markéta Simácková
as Daughter #1
Petr Janis
as Strange Customer
Zdena Sperková
as Robert's Sister
Robert Vlcek
as Bartender
Lucas Penz
as Double Bass
Ota Filip
as Taxi Driver
Magdalena Holancová
as Female Bartender in Club
Jana Gýrová
as Head Nurse
Jan Nemejovský
as Professor
Jan P. Muchow
as Guitarist
Karel Drasnar
as Keyboardist
Jaroslav Ruzicka
as Bodyguard
Bára Krenková
as Receiving Nurse
Miroslav Holub
as Surgeon #1
Miroslav Vaculík
as Surgeon #2
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Critic Reviews for Samotari

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

With its studied nonchalance, Loners reaches neither the hilarity of an episode of Friends nor the ethnographic stickiness of The Real World on MTV.

March 21, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

... features a number of amusing set pieces ...

March 21, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

[T]he film is stamped with a sharp visual wit and a funky style, with just the right amount of melancholy and magic to make the whole thing resonate.

Full Review… | March 21, 2002
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September 20, 2005

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