Pelisky (1999)

Pelisky (1999)





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Acclaimed Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk directs this bittersweet coming-of-age story set in the months leading up to the ill-fated 1968 Prague Spring. Teenager Michal Sebek (Michael Beran) develops a serious crush on his hip neighbor, Jindriska Kraus (Kristyna Novakova). The problem is that his family is headed by a dull-witted army officer who believes that the latest East German Tupperware will sufficiently shame those American imperialists, while her father is an ardent foe of the Communists saved from prison only because he is a war hero. Much to the parents' dismay, the younger generation couldn't give a fig for politics. Instead, Michal sports a Beatles mop-top and runs a local film group specializing in Hollywood and pre-war French films, while Jindriska starts hanging out with a mysterious hipster. Pelisky was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Bolek Polívka
as Strýc Václav
Eva Holubová
as U?itelka Eva
Simona Stasová
as Šebková
Jaroslav Dusek
as Saša Mašla?
Kristýna Nováková
as Jindriska Kraus
Michel Beran
as Michal Sebek
Jirí Kodet
as Kraus
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The politics are great, but it is one of those films where everyone is supposed to be cute and quirky, but the adults come off as clownish and the kids come off as snotty.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

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