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Larks on a String (1990) (Skrivánci na niti)

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Vlastimil Brodský Vlastimil Brodský
Professor
Václav Neckár Václav Neckár
Pavel Hvezdár
Vladimír Smeral Vladimír Smeral
Minister
Frantisek Rehák Frantisek Rehák
Drobecek
Leos Sucharípa Leos Sucharípa
Public prosecutor


Written by
Bohumil Hrabal Bohumil Hrabal
novel Inzerát na dum, ve kterém uz nechci bydlet


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Description: Prague in the early 1950's. Bourgeois elements are being re-educated by working in a scrapyard full of the detritus of industrial society. The volunteer workers comprise a professor of literature, a public prosecutor, a dairyman, a saxophonist, a barber, and a young cook. Also working in the yard are a number of female prisoners serving a year for trying to defect... A camera crew arrives with potted plants and other props. An idyllic scene is created; the prisoners star briefly in a pro-North Korean newsreel before going back to work... The volunteers are striking because the scrapyard work quotas have risen without consultatio ... (more)
Release date: 1 February 1990
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