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February 22, 2011
A story about german mill owner Habermann who lives and works with Czech people, he even marry jewish woman. It also shows that not every German was bad and that the departure of Germans after the war was sometimes unrighteous. Good to see the war in a different point of view.
½ January 19, 2011
Juraj Herz's attempt at depicting the expulsion of Germans from Sudetenland is indeed a bold move and should find its way to grammar schools. As it displays German and Czech kins in perfectly contemporary outfits indulging in some of the finest examples of post-war misbehaviour, the director had incorporated as many explanatory comments into dialogues as possible, presumably for the sake of the international audience. That made the plot lucid enough for the Chinese and almost indigestible for anyone remotely familiar with the 2WW. (With due respect to all Chinese - why does a Czech ranger share his first ever musings about Hitler to his best German buddy ONLY at the height of Anschluss? Several years after the crisis began??) Having said that, the piece may not be as far-out as, say, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
½ December 4, 2010
"Occupants come and go. Czechs stay." A depiction of difficult WWII-times and unjustice done to both Czechs and Germans, good acting (including Karel Roden), a lot of emotions. Both too rushed for me, some illogical scenes and characters somewhat flat and predictable.
½ November 15, 2010
Strong characters, great acting, story from real life. Definitelly the best Czech movie this year.
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